You Can’t Make Everyone Happy 

                     I’m a people pleaser. I watch people and figure out what makes them tick, or go cuckoo. I will always attempt to avoid deliberately upsetting anyone. It’s not that hard. I just treat other people how I want to be treated, or how I think they want to be treated. But the older I get, the more I realize, I can’t be responsible for other people’s happiness. I will continue to be kind and considerate. But I can not be attached to the outcomes.          

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  1. Miriam says:

    This resonates with me. I’m a bit like this myself.

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    1. plankful says:

      It really is a balance. I pride myself on being able to get people out of a lousy mood. Even when that happens..it’s really not about me. Some people are open to improving their mood. And some are not.

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      1. Miriam says:

        Yes, that’s me as well. Must be the Libran peace making part of me.

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  2. 2376mylife says:

    Nice yrrr by sometime situations become unhappy ……..then

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  3. People pleasing is a dead end

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  4. Same as you guys, but have realised over the years, that you really do have to think about yourself first.

    “Work hard and be nice to people”
    Is my philosophy 😁

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    1. plankful says:

      That’s a great philosophy!!!!

      Like

  5. This is so so true in so many ways…

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  6. Martian says:

    true , we cant make everyone

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  7. Micky says:

    This. This describes me so well. Since starting a new job this year, I’m slowly learning that I cannot be responsible for other people’s happiness. Great post!

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    1. plankful says:

      Thank you!!!! We all need a good reminder of this sometimes!

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  8. simplymolly says:

    This is so true! Usually if you try to please everyone, you’re the one who ends up unhappy

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    1. plankful says:

      You are so right!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. claire says:

    Excellent point and one I wished I’d got earlier in life.

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