I LOVE THIS. BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THIS COULD BE TAKEN MANY WAYS. i mean i know she’s talking about love story but it reminds me of life and her life because i feel like her last album was such a heart break album and i think she went through a difficult time and i feel like she always has gone through getting hurt in life but she decided to change it, change her ending and just SHAKE IT OFF and show people she’s more then heart break and boys but shes a beautiful lovely fun women and shes so talented and she deserves to be happy for how she is and i think she is finally feeling that happiness more then ever taylorswift
And even just her entire career, like her starting in country music and going pop… Just look at the original sound of love story and this one. She completely changed it. like this is just so perfect and applies to her in so many different ways. And it’s just so encouraging in a way. IT”S JUST PERFECT!
You know what I also think? When she says “I hope it’s okay with you but I changed the ending” it reminds me that most people expect one thing from Taylor and assume things about her, but in here she says that she’s going to change the ending (her life’s story) because she can and because it’s HER life. So basically she’s letting people know that she’s going to live her life the way that she wants to and that she can make her own perfect ending.
I absolutely love this part. It’s was so empowering to me when I heard it and just made me really step back and realize just how much Taylor’s grown and sprouted into this strong independent woman. It’s absolutely beautiful and just made me so happy the way she said it.
I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no.
The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience.
1. She will know her feelings are valid.
2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse.
The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s.
3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation.
The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen.
4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even a a parent, have no right to violate them.
5. No one has a right to violate them.
The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation.
6. She is entitled to her expression.
When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn.
7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is.
I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted.
Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not — Y.S. (via poetryinspiredbyyou)