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Walk away. #quote #life #respectyourself
I posted this on Twitter this morning, because I believe it’s good advice, but about 1 in 20 or so replies accused me of being selfish or narcissistic, or — worst of all — an Objectivist. I’m not a big fan of getting into “Someone is wrong on the Interent,” but I wanted to clarify a little bit in a way that Twitter does not allow. What I get out of this quote is this: if there is a toxic person in your life who does nothing but bring you down and hurt you, then you should respect yourself enough to remove that person from your life. Life is too short to maintain toxic and negative relationships. This doesn’t mean that you don’t make an effort to work on building and maintaining positive, healthy, fulfilling relationships. It doesn’t mean that you don’t make an effort to be kind and generous and just take take take. It means that if you’re constantly “making up” or something like that with a person, you’re not in a healthy, fulfilling relationship. You’re in a toxic relationship, and time you spend maintaining toxic relationships is time wasted that could be spent — invested — into relationships that bring you joy and make you a better person. Know and recognize the difference between healthy and toxic relationships, positive and negative people, and respect — and love — yourself enough to choose the ones that make you happy and inspire you to grow as much as you possibly can. People who drag you down because it makes them feel better about themselves are not worth your time. Where I think people may have interpreted this as selfish or narcissistic is in the clumsy wording of people or activities “serving” you. I’d take people out of that portion of the advice and apply it directly to the forehead. Or, you know, just apply it to the “activities” part and think about where you’re investing your time and energy — your most precious and limited resource — and what yo’ure getting back from it. Mostly, though, this quote encapsulates advice I’ve given my children and applied to my own life: respect yourself enough to leave a romantic or platonic or business relationship that is causing you more harm than good. To borrow a quote from Green Day: “You can’t go forcing something if it’s just not right.”
My all time favorite quote ever & pretty much the way I try to live my life
Decide. love this quote #quotes #lifelessons #truth #inspirationalquotes #wisdom #lifequotes
"What I get out of this quote is this: if there is a toxic person in your life who does nothing but bring you down and hurt you, then you should respect yourself enough to remove that person from your life. Life is too short to maintain toxic and negative relationships"....isn't this the truth, who has time for that!
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Inspirational motivational quote.
this could not be any truer, speaking of course from artist block... the first stroke was the hardest.
ee cummings. It's TRUE. It takes courage to be vulnerable, to be honest, to be true to yourself. It takes courage to grow older, to take responsibility for your own choices, to lead your own life. Have faith in you.
You will get there when you are meant to get there and not one moment sooner. So relax, breathe, and be patient.
Morning Inspired // #humpday #levo #inspiration
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ by Annie Dillard
#quotes #inspirations #affirmations
Never realized how true this is
Adjust your sails when necessary, it's your journey!
taking time (via Departika on Etsy)
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