This subject can be a bit tricky. Taken to one extreme, we can become spoiled, privileged-thinking people that only care about our own needs.
Taken to the other extreme, we can feel like it’s bad to aim for good, meaningful and healthy things in life.
How about we cut to the chase and explore the balance between those two sides.
Let’s be up front, no one deserves that. In every single relationship, both parties hurt the other. Unfortunately, it’s bound to happen even when we make great strides at improvement.
But what is one to do when there becomes an ongoing pattern of physical, emotional or verbal abuse? “Business as usual” is not a realistic option—no one deserves to be treated like that.
Finding a competent, caring professional to help work through this can be beneficial. There are also times, for the safety of a spouse, children or both that temporary or permanent separation is the best option.
If you’re in an abusive relationship, get help as soon as possible. No one deserves that, not even your dog. You deserve love and affection—everyone does.
Follow Your Heart
When you come up to the end of your life, others aren’t going to experience your regrets. You’re the only one who will vividly feel those.
Oh, there are so many people ready to assign you to a box, though. They say, “This is who you are, this is all you’ll ever be.”
But you have your suspicions and for good reason. You don’t fit into their carefully crafted compartments. You have creative abilities and talents that must find healthy expression.
There is no one in the world like you. Act like it! Be different!
The world doesn’t need more conformists. What it most desperately needs is for you to be you—to follow your heart.
Ignore the current of conformity. Blaze your own path. And never apologize for it.
Of course, there will be naysayers along the way. But there will be those even if you conform. So, don’t bother being like everyone else. How drab that would be!
You deserve better. Painfully pick through the rubble of life to unearth the reason you were born. And once you find out, never let go of your dreams, your heart.
Everyone has dreams they must listen to and follow. Everyone deserves to follow their hearts.
Be Loved For Who You Are
Let’s wrap things up with a reminder that you deserve to be loved for who you are. Being asked to change who you fundamentally are to be deemed “lovable” is not fair practice.
If there’s something you know you need to change, then you owe it to yourself to get better. If it’s something you can’t or shouldn’t change, then don’t.