The Best Thing Is Never The Easiest.
On my continued journey through this life I have discovered a great many things. But the most painful thing I have discovered is that the right thing is usually the hardest thing.
There have been many people in my life that have come and gone. And often times its a painful experience. Some when they come, and others when they go.
You must understand something in life, and that is just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
In reference to this current topic, that is to say, you shouldn’t treat people as they WANT to be treated. You should treat them as they NEED to be treated.
And therein lies the conflict. As much as we love some of the people in our lives we must always remember that if we truly and honestly love them, we need to treat them as they NEED to be treated.
We may not like it. They may not like it. But then again, the way they behave may not support the way they wish to be treated.
You should never sell yourself short, and you should never expect less of someone just because they choose to bungle their own choices.
After all, THEY made the choices that have resulted in the life they have, YOU DID NOT!
YOU can’t save them from themselves. And some people just can’t be saved.
Loving someone doesn’t mean you should allow them to treat you poorly or disrespect you. If they truly loved you they wouldn’t treat you that way, and therefore don’t deserve your love.
That’s not to say that you don’t love them. It just means that they don’t deserve it, and you must treat them accordingly.
You can’t condone ignorance. You can’t contribute to dishonesty. And you can’t support parasites.
If they care so little for you, you can’t reward them by showing them compassion.
As much as you might like to help, you aren’t. You are just making it worse. For you. And for them.
Stop endorsing their behavior.
It isn’t easy, in truth its down right painful. But its a necessity. And you have to do it. No matter how painful it might be.
For your sake, as well as theirs.
Remain loyal to those that have earned it, but retain no blind loyalty to those that have not.
Blind loyalty is ignorant, degrading, and self destructive.
You should think more of yourself, and you should expect more from them.
You deserve better.