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Don’t do that thing they tell you not to do – Unless you want to.

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I believe people should do what makes them happy, and I think people should refrain from criticizing other being’s happiness.  Obviously do not put others in compromising situations, and don’t interfere with other being’s happiness.  However, there’s no shame and nothing wrong in doing what makes you happy, so long as you’re not causing any harm to those around you.

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Just know there are laws and standards put in place by society, and while you may not agree with them, they are there for one reason or another.  Every action has a reaction, meaning for every choice or opportunity presented to you, there is a consequence.  However, the choice is still up to you.

If it makes you happy, do it.  If it doesn’t, don’t. Making choices should be as easy as that.  Deal with things as they are presented to you.  Don’t dwell on negative “what if’s” and “would could be’s.”  Live in the moment.  Live for now.  Do what makes you happy now.  Even if you, for some reason, regret that decision in the future, you can know that at that moment in time, you did exactly what you wanted – what brought you joy – what made you happy.

We shouldn’t bow down to the rules and standards that have been put in place for us by society.  We shouldn’t refrain from doing something completely harmless that makes us happy, just because some may deem it “wrong,” or “unattractive,” or “silly.”  We should put our happiness as number one.  We should live for ourselves.

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500 Days of Summer is one of my absolute favorite films, because I can relate to it so much (as Summer, of course).  At the end of the film, when Summer and Tom are sitting on a bench in the park, she says something I think we should all take to heart.

“Why didn’t you tell me? Why did you dance with me if you were going out with someone else?”

“Because I wanted to.”

“You just do what you want to, don’t you?”

Yes.  Do what you want. Do what makes you happy.  Don’t do the things you don’t want to.  Don’t do what makes you unhappy.  I know it may seem like a whole lot of common sense, but you will be amazed at how many people (sadly) do not follow this very basic bit of advice.  So, beings, take that and run with it.

Don’t do that thing people tell you not to do, unless you want to.

  • Don’t shave your legs – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t wear make-up – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t eat diet – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t travel alone – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t quit – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t wear white after Labor day – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t follow trends – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t bite off more than you can chew – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t have sex on the first date – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t get back with your ex – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t spend too much money on those shoes – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t shave your head – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t wear underwear – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t eat pizza for breakfast – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t sleep in late – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t swim directly after eating – Unless you want to.
  • Don’t make your bed – Unless you want to.

Make this weekend kick ass.  Live it up, and keep reppin’ that PMA.