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Is me not being able to attend this event a sign that I'm a weak person?

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Last Updated: 11/17/2020 at 11:57am
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February 16th, 2015 3:20am
Nope! the only thing it is a sign of is that you aren't attending an event. that's it! nothing more.
August 18th, 2015 2:00am
Not being able to attend an event is not a sign of weakness! Strength is shown because you are aware that it would be too much for you to go. Keep moving forward!
October 17th, 2016 8:30pm
No , It's not a sign that you're a week person . Sometimes we forget that as human beings it's okay for us to be not okay . If you don't want to attend the meeting then don't , if you're gonna feel uncomfortable then don't go. It's your life don't feel obliged to do something you don't really want to do it :D
June 9th, 2015 12:33am
Absolutely not! We all have limitations. If an event, for whatever reason, makes you uncomfortable or puts you in a position where you may be exposed to triggers- you're doing what you need to do for your mental health. And your mental health is a gift, and keeping a clear mind and accepting that you have certain limitations can greatly reduce the amount of stress you are under- which may allow you to more clearly think through and cope with the emotions or experiences that cause this event to be an object of concern.
April 26th, 2015 4:06am
No, it is not a sign that you are weak. It just indicates that this is not the right time for you to be attending the event, its a time to be taking good care of you and if that means staying in, thats okay.
June 23rd, 2015 9:44am
No! No matter what, your limitations are, they are your limitations and others should respect that! If they do not, they are not worthy of your time. You are not weak if you choose your limitations. That shows that you are strong.
February 1st, 2016 10:47pm
Of course not! It just means that maybe you could talk to someone who knows more about the event that will be able to reassure you on whether you can cope with it or not.
May 16th, 2016 9:29am
No, strength of a person is not measured by their inability to do things, but rather how far they can go with what they are able to do.
May 17th, 2016 7:09am
Absolutely not. Sometimes, no matter how hard we want to push through our anxieties, we can't. And sometimes, we just can't do certain stuff. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try to grow and evolve past our anxieties, but it is merely a sign that you are human to struggle. That is no indication of a lack of strength.
July 11th, 2016 8:26pm
No, everyone has their strengths in life be it work related, social capability, artistic etc. Yours may not be in social settings.
July 12th, 2016 8:28pm
No, you do not have to go to every single event. There's no rule that says you have to do anything. Why do you see yourself as a weak person though?
September 20th, 2016 5:12pm
No. There are a variety of reasons not go, even if it's just that you don't feel like it. Don't feel pressured to do things you don't want to.
April 17th, 2017 1:59pm
No, it's not. Not being able to attend an event doesn't equate to you being a weak person at all. It might simply indicate that you're not ready, or that the event isn't something suitable for you.
November 20th, 2017 7:04am
I wonder why you think that saying no to something makes you appear weak. Are their times you attend events when you do not want to?
November 28th, 2017 2:04am
No, definitely not! We all have our own comfort zones, and sometimes events are really too overwhelming and daunting that even with the will to break out of our comfort zone, it might be too big a challenge. Don't worry, because everyone has their own limits. Take small steps and don't be discouraged by setbacks, but rather be encouraged by the improvements you've made along the way :)
April 10th, 2018 5:39pm
No, it does not mean you are a weak person. :) It just means that you are simply busy and you don't have the time to go. It does not mean that you are weak. :)
November 17th, 2020 11:57am
Not at all! just because you are unable to for whatever reason doesn't make you weak. In fact it even makes you stronger because you are aware you cannot and you are doing whats best for you. There will be opportunities to attend more or do different things in the future. Right now you should focus on you because you matter, ask yourself how you're feeling? whats the reason you can't make it? do you have something else or do you not feel like it? regardless self care is important for either option so be kind to yourself and take it easy.