The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Green With Envy is SO Last Season
Quotes of the Day:
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. ~Fulton J. Sheen
Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other’s work. ~Ann Rule
People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy. ~Summer Altice
The Single Woman Says:
I felt the need to post several quotes today rather than just one because after reading through some posts on my Twitter feed following last night’s CMA Awards, I felt I had to respond.
Apparently some women out there harbor very strong resentment against Taylor Swift, to the point of being vicious, petty, and incredibly mean. Mind you, these are women that don’t know this girl anymore than I do, so why they feel the need to make snide, cutting remarks about a young woman who, from what I can see, carries herself through life with dignity, class, and self respect, I haven’t a clue. Perhaps it’s her beauty that these women take issue with… or her success…or her talent…or her effervescent spirit…but whatever it is, these women weren’t just criticizing her, they were actually wishing negative things upon her and snickering when she failed to win certain awards. (Although she DID take home the most prestigious award of the night – “Entertainer of the Year” – so take that, haters.) What disgusts me about this is not the fact that I am a Taylor Swift fan and find her to be one of the most gifted young artists of our time…and not that I have seen her perform live twice and she blew the roof off the place both times…but that this habit that women seem to have about tearing down other women to make themselves feel prettier, or smarter, or more secure, or thinner, or whatever has GOT TO STOP.
Here’s the message that I have for those ladies, and for any woman who takes pleasure in demeaning other women: We see through your jealousy to the insecurity underneath. And no matter how you dress up jealousy…it’s not cute. If you think for a second that ripping apart someone else makes you appear more together – think again. Instead of promoting hate and putting all that negative energy out there into the Universe, how about spending time developing the qualities in yourself that you so obviously envy in the woman you’re ripping to shreds? When you TRULY love yourself, you are able to admire and respect people for their strengths instead of trying to shine the spotlight on their weaknesses.
Remember: You don’t have to knock anyone off their game to win yours. Tearing others down will never get you where you wanna go in life. As women, we have to stop fighting each other and start getting behind each other…stop hating each other and start celebrating each other. After all, there’s MORE than enough fabulous to go around!