It’s crazy the number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, and so on go by until you realize that you’ve done all that you can but people will only change if they want to. All the times you say ok when in reality it actually hurts. You think just a little longer or give it some time, they’ll come around and see just how great a person you are.
But the harsh truth is when you do come see that they have known all along just how amazing and honest a person you are and they’ve used it to their advantage. It feels inconveniently painful. Whether it be a friend or loved one. You just sit there quietly asking over and over again “how could I have not seen it?” as they sit across or next to you smiling away without a worry in the world.
Well the answer is really simple. You live your life being that amazing person that they’ve always seen and you have known all along was your true essence while that person does not. You see all the potential in them that they do not see in themselves. When you come to that realization only will you be able to tell yourself when enough is enough. No one can answer that but you. Seeking advice from others usually only leads to more troubles because the person answering your questions aren’t any more qualified than the person in question at hand.
You have to turn to your heart. The easiest path taken is often not the best path. We become so blinded by the hurt we have felt instead and in turn use that as an excuse for the person’s behavior. Life is about taking on challenges and testing your greatness. It brings out that amazing person that others see in you and you seen in your self as well.
Ever thought that the main reason why people have taken advantage of you is because they admire or are envious of your greatness so much which in turn makes them seem selfish? They take the easiest paths unhappy with life while you gain pleasure in every experience that life has to offer.
The irony of this view is that it is something to be flattered and offended by. So ask yourself when will you get tired and take back the happiness drained from you blindly? In the end, you can be the one hurt while they move onto the next person they silently want to be or admire. Is a sacrifice that big really worth you sitting quietly across or next to them as they smile without a worry in the world? Love and care for yourself first before you can love and care for someone else. Otherwise, you may end up being the person who doesn’t see the greatness others see in you!!
Food for thought……….