You are not a flower


"Bloom where you are planted" is terrible advice.

It comes off as "Just be happy where you are." How is that helpful?

I get what the bloom phrase is trying to say, though. It's trying to say what Roosevelt has already said:

"Do what you can with what you have where you are."
— Theodore Roosevelt

  • take actions, even little ones
  • be resourceful
  • acknowledge your situation

You don't have to be happy.

You don't have to stay there long term.

You're not a flower.