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Should?

Should! Should? I have an intense dislike of the word. Something inside me gets angry every time it's used against me. "I should exercise more". "I should spend more time with [insert name of family member]". "I should go to bed earlier". To me, the word has a feeling of judgement. It feels like, "You are a bad person. You won't do this good thing". It feels like, "What's wrong with you". “Shoulds” feel like a bit of a guilt…

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