Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.
Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
Daniell Koepke (via ridingsidesaddle)
I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.
Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via quotethat)
I wish you the best of luck
during the days when
you lose your last ounce
of hope because
that $5 coffee spills
on your brand new shirt
and your eyes wander around
looking for a friendly smile
but you only find sluggish
and apathetic stares
from callous strangers.
I assure you that in this life,
there will be a time when
‘You’ become the only person
who can save your life.
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I really like the saying “numbers don’t define you” because it does not say which numbers, it does not say that it is the numbers on the scales or the mark on a test. It says that all number don’t define you , whether it’s the number of times you’ve had sex or haven’t or the number of followers you have it is saying that these numbers don’t define who you are. you do , your personality and actions define you not the numbers that you have surrounded yourself with
Poppy Loader Spiller “things I have yet to learn and must remember” (via n0tenough4you)
I’ve reached the point in my life where I don’t really care about impressing other people. It’s great if they like me just the way I am - but if they don’t that’s their loss, and it doesn’t really matter.
OCC (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
You must recognize that your real enemy, the thief who steals your happiness, is the inner thief, the one inside your mind.
Lama Yeshe (via thecalminside)
Whether it’s delivered through a virginity pledge or by a barely dressed tween pop singer writhing across the television screen, the message is the same: a woman’s worth lies in her ability - or her refusal - to be sexual. And we’re teaching American girls that, one way or another, their bodies and their sexuality are what make them valuable. The sexual double standard is alive and well, and it’s irrevocably damaging young women.
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth (via murphisthinking)
I wanted to look like a “normal” person. I didn’t want to be defined by my weight. I wanted people to see beyond the fat—to see me, but we live in a world that is so absorbed with perfection and beauty that we no longer see people
We promote a false image of beauty that devalues the individual.
Check out our previous post to read more on Andrew’s journey with self worth. (via soworthloving)