What roles do you play?

@JAG2009 (268)
India
August 8, 2009 11:41am CST
How many roles do you play in life? Is it easy to decide which one is the most important? Or even the most enjoyable? What got me thinking about this was three text messages I got today from three different people in my life. All three knew I was not feeling well, all three were sending me a message to check on me, show me that they care and make sure I was looking after myself. They did not know that I was getting all their messages almost simultaneously. Reading their messages and deciding how to respond made me reflect on the fact that the manner (tone, language, style) of my responses depended largely on the role I play in each of their lives. I had to be gentle with one, I could afford to be playful with the next, and I almost stood up when I was messaging the third! Different relationships= Different roles= Different responses Anyway, all this prompted me to wonder out loud on "my lot" about the different roles people play. And to know any thoughts my fellow 'my lotters' may have in this regard.
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@divkris (1163)
• India
11 Aug 09
I do respond to different people in differnt ways, depending on the relationship i maintain with them. The major roles that i play are of a daughter, sister, friend, wife and (a proud) mother. Then the secondary roles would be of a cousin, neice, aunt, teacher, preacher, learner, etc,.etc. I like parenting and am proud to lead the role of a mother. This is simply because i learn and teach at the same time from my daughter and both of us have no inhibitions
@JAG2009 (268)
• India
11 Aug 09
No inhibitions? That's a rare thing to achieve in any relationship! Good for both of you! To have to play a role is one story, but to "like" it a special feeling.There are some roles we are forced into, but some are results of the choices we make. I guess when we have a say in the roles we play, it makes things much more enjoyable as well as rewarding. Good luck with your favorite role :)
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@divkris (1163)
• India
11 Aug 09
I think you have a point there. I would be happy playing a role or would like to continue a relationship if the other person valued me and my opinion :)
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• India
9 Aug 09
As you have said i have many a roles to play in my life. A friend, a daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother apart from being aunt, niece and so many. I am responsible for the role i play according to the close relationship i have with the person. But a mother, wife and a daughter has their own responsibility irrespective of the relationship. Again i enjoy being a grandmom when i play with my one year old grandchild. The most important roles are being a mother and a wife. I should abide to this relationship till the day i am on earth as i should be a good wife and mother. The priority may differ from person to person. Happy mylotting.
@JAG2009 (268)
• India
11 Aug 09
Kudos to you for being able to decide what your most important roles are! It's clear that you enjoy each role you play. I guess that's at the heart of the matter...to be grateful for the people in our lives and to put all what we have into each relationship. I guess I'm still trying to decide which of the roles I play gets top priority!
• India
11 Aug 09
I think you are still young to decide on the roles. Till you are married you have to be a dutiful son/daughter to your parents. Once you are married you have your spouse and mother. Again after begetting children one more important role to play as a responsible parent. So with every passing day our roles increase manifold. Thanks for your praises.