"You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose." --Harry Browne
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice." --George Eliot
Where do you need to say "no"?
Do you know how to say "no" to others when their requests directly interfere with what's in your best interests? If you do not protect your time, then you are the one who suffers. And if you are suffering, others close to you will suffer as well.