What grown woman wouldn’t want to feel that overall sense of aplomb stepping on to a dance floor, or better, carrying that same poise and assurance into a meeting, decision or any situation room later?
When I spot a baby on a flight, oh, yeah, I’m wincing right along with you. But my uneasiness is less about the baby and mostly about the traumatized (stigmatized) parents traveling with the kid. The entire experience is basically set up to be rough as hell.
We make these promises to ourselves to stand up to affronts big or small, to show people where the boundaries lie and when they’re skirting the edges. But the truth is, it takes conviction and grit to stick to those promises.