I really hate when someone tells me I HAVE to do something. It makes me feel like I am 3 years old and I want to lay on the floor and throw a fit. If I am told what I have to do, I will usually do the exact opposite. I don’t HAVE to do anything!
People say they HAVE to do a couple of things in life: pay taxes and die. Well, you don’t really have to pay taxes. Sure, it’s a good idea if you don’t want to go to prison. But , you don’t HAVE to do it. Death, well isn’t that more of something that happens to you rather than something you choose to do? What else in life do we HAVE to do? Ok, being a grown up comes with a great big list of responsibilities. But, I would still feel better if someone politely asked me to do something rather than ordering me around. If people don’t start giving me more respect, I am going to grab some chairs and a big pile of blankets and build me a fort in the living room. If you need me, you know where I’ll be. Bring some snacks.