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No you can’t do that!

No you can’t have that!

No we can’t afford that!


No that’s not healthy for you!

No you can’t stay up that late!

No you need to loose at least five more pounds!


No that college won’t accept your lazy self!

No that’s not perfect!

No a ‘98’ can’t be your best!


No you can’t make a living from writing!

No you can’t do what you dream!

No, no, no, no, NO!


I’m so tired of ‘No’!


Yes you can just sit there like a good girl.

Yes you can eat all these protein shakes and vitamins.

Yes you can be the perfect person I want.


Yes I’ll go take a bunch of advanced classes I’ll never pass.

Yes I’ll go become an engineer like everyone else.

Yes I’ll give up on my dreams cause they’re stupid.


Is that what it will take to get a ‘Yes’ around here?
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vampiregurl15 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this because it is so true. For many children one of the first words they learn how to say is "no". Why? Because they hear it so often. It is too bad that we as a society focus more on negative reinforcement than the positive. The latter is so much healthier for self esteem.
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I just started here, but I hope some of my pieces will impact people like this. That would be awesome. :happybounce: 
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shaymind Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
i plan on taking a path similar to the one you're on- engineering isn't my dream, but neither is writing -the setting is my dream- writing is just how i make it more real. but my personality would probably prefer engineering to writing, honestly.

still, i sympathize- while i've never experienced it at this level, that feels like all the "no, you have to learn an instrument", "don't make vampires common, they're disgusting!", "you're going on this diet that might heal your ASD, like it or not!" "shut up about were-sheep already", "you're going to dance classes" etc. i get from my mom.
good luck with setting up your own path!
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speed-angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I hate when people try to push you along a path you dont want to go on. so if thats what someone did to you then I may not be able to help you much but I hope this is enough -hugz- 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
I hate it too and it happens a lot more than I would like. Once I get out though I plan on choosing my own path, with or without their permission. :) Thank you! :hug: 
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speed-angel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
:D no problem! (hug)
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sometimes seems that way
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Writer
:/ Then you find a loophole and life gets better. :) 
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I'm hoping for.  *^_^*
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
:D Just hoping doesn't do the job though, you gotta make the loophole yourself a lot. 
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