BEING (IM)POLITE

There are certain moments in movies, TV shows and books that stay with you. And one of the big ones for me was during the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Daniel Craig’s character is trapped in the bad guy’s house, which he entered into willingly mere moments before. The bad guy then says something along the lines of, “You knew I was dangerous, but you still came inside because you are afraid of being impolite.” And while the situation in the movie was heightened from most people’s day-to-day (thank goodness!), the sentiment is true for so many of us. Our fear of being rude or perceived as rude can prevent us from doing what we need to do to properly care for ourselves.

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