dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly's great big problem......

Over the years, Elly has had one consistent desire that leads her like a pillar of flame by night and a pillar of smoke by day: the desire to be taken seriously and have people admit that she matters. She's never been satisfied with being a wife and mother because she thinks she should be allowed to contribute more to the world that children. This is a laudable goal but there's something wrong with her that prevents her from ever achieving it: the belief that authority figures will grant her the recognition she seeks without her having to work for it. Simply put, she thinks if she waits long enough, some daddy figure will admit that she's a big girl now and take her seriously. That's not how things work in the real world, though. To be taken seriously, she'd have had to dare to upset people instead of trying to comply with their wishes. She married the first man she dated, for instance, simply to avoid an unpleasant conversation with her parents about her having casual sex. We all know how that helped her career, don't we? If she'd had the spine to really argue with her folks instead of hectoring them about inconsequential crap, she'd have seized the respect her nit-witted conformity and hatred of real confrontation denied her ages ago.
Tags: elly versus her parents, failure is the only option

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