Fandango Provocative Question # 129

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Nobody’s perfect.” We all make mistakes occasionally. We say wrong things. We do wrong things. We fail. We fall. Hopefully we get up, dust ourselves off, and learn from our mistakes so that we can move on with our lives.

With that in mind, I was thinking about things, both big and small, that people can do to be better. And that leads me to today’s provocative question, which is this…

What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself? What would it be and why?


There was one thing that used to bother me a lot when I was a young mother. It made my life very difficult and I did change myself, and consequently, my life changed for the better.

What was it? You may ask!

It was my very sensitive nature. I used to get stressed out at things others took in their stride. Like displeasure from a friend or family member, money issues, or anything which was not going as I wanted it to. The result was a severe tension headache with accompanying symptoms of nausea, lose tummy, and low blood pressure.

Slowly and gradually, with the help from my family, especially my late father-in-law, I learned to be a bit more insensitive to the vibes of displeasure and annoyance from others around me. I wouldn’t say that I grew a thicker skin, but I learned to put things in their proper perspective and now I rarely, if ever get those tension headaches.

So this was what I did change! What else I’d like to change? It is just a small thing…… I would love to change my love of food, for a lackadaisical attitude towards it.

You know, when people eat only when they have to! They are picky about what they would eat and only eat to live. Unlike me, who basically lives to eat, loves most foods especially the fattening ones, like carbs, fried stuff, brownies, scones with clotted cream……. I think you got the picture.

I do realize that this is just a matter of acquiring self-control. It’s not that difficult and with persistence, I can do it.

All in all, I am happy with what I’ve achieved in the past and I think I will be able to do this too. Wish me luck!




34 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 129

  1. It is very important for our own peace of mind to not be too sensitive. I am so happy for you that you now don’t let these things upset you. ❤️
    As for the love for food, like you I envy people who eat to live! Sigh…😂

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    1. Yes, I’ve found that out after I controlled my sensitivity. It is a big change that happened. Even today I was thinking of only there was some way that I can curb these food cravings, things would be so much better. 😜

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  2. I was like you and am still pretty sensitive toward casual remarks and tone of voice. This probably explains why I enjoy online interaction so much. You can easily dismiss (or block) people who say rude or hurtful things. As far as food, I think those who seem indifferent grew up that way. It’s hard not to crave “bad” food when your family associated it with love and happiness…

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    1. Thanks Paula for sharing this. I’ve gotten a handle on my tension headaches which is a massive improvement. I do get upset, but I usually talk myself out of it.
      And you’re so right that those people who don’t love food were born that way, not made. 😻😍

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  3. It’s better to not be too sensitive. You can’t truly have any peace of mind. I get tension headaches from time to time. I have got to find a way to get over them. I’m the kind that eats to live and my husband lives to eat 😂 So between the two of us, we strike a balance

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