The Crossroads

is how other people want us to live our lives.

It’s all of the expectations that others layer upon us. Sometimes, Shoulds are small, seemingly innocuous, and easily accommodated.

“You should listen to that song,” for example. At other times, shoulds are highly influential systems of thought that pressure and, at their most destructive, coerce us to live our lives differently.

When we choose “should,” we’re choosing to live our lives for someone or something other than ourselves. The journey to Seattle can be smooth, the rewards can seem clear, and the options are often plentiful.

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