How about NO?

NO- such a powerful word on its own. It almost speaks of itself as an entire sentence and yet it is the most disrespected of all terms. If you are not comfortable with an idea, you say NO! If you do not want to go ahead with a plan, you say NO! If you want to refuse an offer, you definitely use the word NO! Then, why is it that people still push and pursue you? Why isn’t NO taken for an answer? Why is it taken otherwise? This is because we now live in a world where freedom is being widely misused and supressing the opposite sex has become a hobby.

When a man or a woman say NO to any sort of a relationship, be it physical or emotional, it needs to be considered as serious. One cannot force themselves on someone, after that someone has said NO. It can be termed as rape or non consented sex. Even at your work place, you do have the right to refuse an offer that doesn’t suit you or one that you aren’t comfortable taking up. NO means NO and it certainly doesn’t mean that ‘i’ll think about it’, ‘give me some time’ or that ‘i’m available’.

I wanted to write about this powerful word as someone close to me is going through something terrible and I wanted to bring to light, what a single NO can do to your life and the things it can undo. So, please be clear in your communications and actions so as to not fall prey to any of the gimmicks that may cost you, your reputation.

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