This week’s word comes from the latest Flavia de Luce novel. To me, obsequious is a challenge. It is a reminder to NOT be the meaning of the word. It is a reminder to take chances, raise your voice, and do what is right for you. It is a reminder to do what you want, say what you need, and not let people walk all over you. The quote below is a wicked example of the word, one that embodies empowerment and the consequences of being an obsequious person.
“It’s obsequious little nicety-nice girls like me who allow assholes to run the world: Miss Harlot O’Harlots, billionaire phony tree huggers, hypocrite drug-snorting, weed-puffing peace activists who fund the mass-murdering drug cartels and perpetuate crushing poverty in dirt-poor banana republics. It’s my petty fear of personal rejection that allows so many true evils to exist. My cowardice enables atrocities.”
— Chuck Palahniuk (Damned (Damned #1))