In our society the last thing that you want to be is soft. In our current culture it is applauded to be strong, tough and stern. To get anywhere you need the skin of concrete and the heart to match. Our world is flanked and encircled with flaming darts of condescending words and actions, honestly it does take thick skin at times to maneuver through everyday life.
However being cold and calculating, living a life that’s just focused on your dreams is sadly the lie that we have been fed since infancy. Sure, the statement may not be expressed openly but the sentiment is there.
“I need to look out for number one.”
“I'm going to get mines.”
“No one is going to look out for me, but me.”
No matter how much this is the norm, this is the mold that we should break. The pressure is especially heavy on women - as we are deemed the weaker sex, we sometimes overcompensate for the stereotype by being ruthless and callous. In spite of that, as women we should take a different approach. We can be “soft” and strong at the same time. There is nothing to say we cannot be caring but still ambitious. And in my probably biased opinion I believe no one can do it better than a self-assured woman.
So my beautiful queens, do not let the world harden you. Through your career and personal life keep your mind and heart open to the people and experiences around you, there are endless possibilities of where it can lead you.