You Can’t Care

I used to care. I used to care so much that at one point I was willing to compromise being true to myself just to please other people. I cared so much about what other people thought because I yearned for acceptance and validation; but let me tell you something: if you don’t love yourself and all of your magical flaws, it won’t matter what you supposedly change or compromise to please someone else…at the end of the day, you will be sorely disappointed that the people you bent over backwards for won’t even care, recognize, or respect you anymore than the level at which you do these things for yourself. It’s just the way it goes.

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