The Fix-It Sisters

Fake it till you break it

Scarlett, I was going through some letters while I was waiting for you to get out of the shower – how long does a shower take, by the way? And I noticed several letters from women AND men wanting to know if they should change themselves so this person or that will love them. That’s just wrong.

My shower took a long time because I was washing everyone’s flip flops while I was in there.

I don’t even know what to say.

They’re all clean now! Anyway, I agree with you. You should only change yourself if you’re doing something and every person you meets says, “Hey, what is wrong with you?”

I tried to change for a boyfriend once.

How’d that work out?

It was terrible. I ended up listening to John Denver music while looking at his stamp collection and eating pulled pork sandwiches.

But you’re a vegetarian.

I know! He was totally wrong, so I tried to make myself right for him, not even caring that he was totally wrong for me. What is it about the wrong person that makes us turn ourselves inside out?

I think it’s human nature – we want everyone to like us, and when they don’t it just makes us try harder. I’m glad that Joe likes me the way I am.

Or that he’s just given up.

Every time he asks me to do something differently, I do it worse. So he’s stopped. We have a new appreciation for the flaws we know.

Why don’t we see how we can change people with good advice?

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