The Selflessness, Generosity And Tragedy Of Woman – How Does This Affect You?
Selflessness and the real tragedy of woman?
It is no secret that women show a great degree of selflessness and generosity which is seldom noticed and appreciated. She is always the giver; always the one to make sacrifices. She is the foundation and rock of the family unit and constantly puts the needs of her husband, children, family and even society before her own needs. She remains selfless and generous.Could this be the tragedy of woman?
She changes her name, her home and her family to move in and build a home with a man. She gives man ”pleasure’ without necessarily getting the same ”pleasure” in return. She gets pregnant carrying ”man’s” child for nine months. She almost gives up her life in the labor room due to the unbearable and sometimes prolonged pain of labor, yet the child she delivers does not bear her own name-the child bears ”man’s” name.
She gets fat as her body changes due to the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. But she neglects that, and chooses to remain selfless and generous because she cares so much for family and can hardly make time to focus on herself. She ensures that the house is clean and tidy; that the meal is cooked and delicious; that the children are fine and attend their swimming, ballet class etc. She even advises man and sees to it that the household and family relations are maintained. Most times she does all these at the cost of her own health, fitness, and beauty.
This is the TRAGEDY OF WOMAN – She is so absorbed in being a mother, wife and caregiver that she forgets to be a woman. Till the day she dies she remains selfless and puts everyone’s needs before hers, everything she does benefits man. She feels guilty and bad when she takes a little time for herself. She can’t even take a little time to workout and stay fit because the pressures of her selflessness and generosity does not allow her that luxury. Could this be the main reason most women struggle with their fitness and getting a workout once they get married and have children?
So, to all women I say, ”remember you matter too, demand and make time for yourself and begin to take care of your natural beauty”. To all women I say, ‘‘Remember you are important and deserve attention too, so own your body,mind and spirit and start looking after the temple of your being”. To all women I say, ” Make time to workout; to follow your dreams; to rejuvenate and start embracing your authentic self”. To all women I say, ” Give yourself some good attention now and then”.