Bull headed  

ButteryDelight 59F
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8/15/2006 1:08 pm

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Bull headed


Perhaps it’s because I was born under the sign of the bull, or perhaps I received the stubborn gene when I was being formed, I don’t really know. But, I can really, really be stubborn. Sometimes stubbornness can be a good thing. Such as when you have a project or a task to complete that you really don’t want to do but it is expected of you to finish it. Stubbornness can also come in handy when as a young child someone tries to get you to do something you know you really shouldn’t do, such as take drugs or drink alcohol.

I remember how stubbornness once helped me. During my senior year the high school counselors told me that I should not go to college because my grades are just average. They said the things I was interested in and the things I was good at were better suited for vocational school. They encouraged me to go to Cosmetology school or learn a trade such as welding. The more the counselors told me I shouldn’t go to college the more determined I was to go. I had wanted to be an elementary school teacher for as long as I could remember. Becoming a teacher was a dream of mine and no grownup was going to stop me from fulfilling my dream.

There was a teacher who believed I could make it in college. She helped me study for the ACT and SAT. I studied hard for the ACT and Sat tests. I scored a 20 on the ACT and an overall score of 875 on the SAT. Suddenly I had colleges sending me letters asking me to think about going to their college. To make a long story short, I went to A&M, received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in education and while I didn’t graduate in the top 10% I did well enough to get hired to teach in Ft. Worth. I taught for ten years before leaving the teaching field for the nursing profession. So, my stubbornness paid off for me in that I was able to make a dream come true.

There are other times when my stubbornness is not a good thing, such as when I get into an argument with a friend or a relative. Sometimes, I just don’t want to see the other person’s viewpoint. I don’t want to admit I am wrong and they are right. Why do I do that? I mean, who really cares who is right and who is wrong? I need to agree that their viewpoint is different then mine and then get on with life. As the years have passed it has become easier for me to do that but the stubborn tendency to argue is still there.

I can also be stubborn when it comes to my health. At times I don’t eat eating properly or taking care of myself when I am ill. Those I love come first in my life. They always have and always will. So, at times, I neglect to eat when I am hungry or go to the doctor when I know I should. I deny it or push my needs aside because I just don’t want to take the time. I finally give in reluctantly and admit I am hungry or that running a 103 fever for four days is not a good thing. I do try more and more every day to use my stubbornness in a positive way.

Are you stubborn? Do you think being stubborn s a good trait or not? When was being stubborn a good or bad thing for you?


DizzyKittie81 36F

8/15/2006 3:42 pm

I'm as stubborn as they get LOL. ask anyone around me it works for me tho

=^..^=


ButteryDelight 59F

8/15/2006 11:23 pm

    Quoting DizzyKittie81:
    I'm as stubborn as they get LOL. ask anyone around me it works for me tho

    =^..^=

How does it work for you?

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 59F

8/16/2006 7:15 am

lol mizhuny..

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 59F

8/16/2006 9:18 am

    Quoting spunky11961:
    On some things I'm stubborn but I have a problem with saying no to people so the stubborn really doesn't help there~
    ~spunky
I understand. I have that problem too, spunky. I'm a peopel pleaser and it's diffcult to say no.

Buttery Delight


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