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Woman Shares Valuable Lesson She Learned From Her Mother: ‘It’s OK To Leave’

“Just in case no one ever told you (or you need a reminder): YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE.”

Most of us have dealt with uncomfortable situations on a regular basis. However, one woman wants you to know that you are allowed to leave at any time. It’s a valuable lesson that she actually learned from her own mother.

Erynn Brook decided to share her story on Twitter. The young woman revealed that she had dealt with an uncomfortable situation when she was younger. Not surprisingly, her mother’s insistence on making her comfortable has helped her throughout her life.

This young woman had an interesting lesson to share.

Brook’s story starts with an invite to a sleepover when she was only seven years old. Although the party started out well, Brook began to feel uncomfortable when the other girls started bullying her.

As a little girl, she was told by her mother that she can ask to leave at any time. Amazingly, Brook’s mom fulfilled her promise by picking her up when the girl called her. From there, Brook understood that she doesn’t need to stay if she is feeling awkward.

Although it started during her childhood, Brook kept believing her mother as she grew. At one point, her mom told her she can leave her job if she was no longer comfortable.

Brook would regularly call her mother, who always told her it’s OK to leave.

It’s a truly empowering lesson that had people surprised by how easy it is to leave an uncomfortable situation. Needless to say, Brook’s post went viral as netizens how important it is to be comfortable in your own skin.

“So, just in case no one ever told you (or you need a reminder): YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE,” Brook wrote. “You can leave a date, a party, a job, a meeting, a commitment. You are allowed. If you’re worried about keeping your word remember that your boundaries are also your word, your integrity.”

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We all have our opinions about a certain person or event. But whatever our take is on the matter, the unfortunate truth is that our basis is mostly influenced by the media.

However, we know that there’s definitely more than one side of the story. Here are 12 photos that show how media can sometimes manipulate the truth.

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14 Outrageously Strange Laws Around the World that We All Have to Live With

Strange laws can cause a lot of trouble. While some are totally bizarre, get caught off-guard and you just might end up behind bars.


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Though most tourist knows it's an absolute must to be sensitive to local customs, some laws are just too odd that even the most diligent of travelers can suffer from dire consequences. From food and flowers to colors to hairstyles, you won't believe the things governments forbid these days.

Here are some of the forbidden stuff that could get an unknowing holidaymaker behind bars:...

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Remote Korowai Tribe In Papua New Guinea Revealed In Stunning Photos

Their lifestyle hasn’t changed much for hundreds of years!

We learn something about the world every day. New photos of the remote Indonesian tribe in Papua New Guinea offers an insight into their everyday life. Interestingly, these people are slowly leaving their treehouses and settling into regular villages.

The Korowai people live in the forests of the Indonesian part of Papua New Guinea. The tribes were disconnected from the outside world until the 1970s. Today, they are beginning to be more accepting of outsiders. However, they still maintain their lifestyle as hunters and gatherers.

An elderly tribe member poses for the camera.


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