You don’t owe anyone anything.
Simple as that.
You don’t have to ask others for permission to do the things that your heart desires. What you do with your life is your responsibility and your right only. You are the person who decides the course of your life. No one else.
I hope you know that…
And if you don’t, I hope you finally understand that.
I am sick and tired of listening to people complaining about having to deal with bossy friends or overcontrolling partners. I am sick and tired of people complaining about being stuck in relationships with people like these, but doing literally nothing to help themselves. I am sick and tired of people’s victim mentality.
You, my dear friend, have to find a way to save yourself.
I hope you know that you don’t have to justify your choices to anyone. Your choices are your life. Your decisions are your responsibilities. The positive outcomes are yours to enjoy. The consequences are yours to bear. No one has the right to tell you what’s wrong or right for you. Remember that and promise yourself that next time you won’t seek other people’s approval. You are more than enough. Keep that in mind.
I hope you know that you don’t have to explain your actions to people. I hope you know that you don’t have to refrain from doing something just because someone doesn’t like that or has a problem with it. Your happiness should never depend on other people. Don’t be afraid to be who you are, no matter how many people you disappoint or upset.
I hope you know that people don’t really care that much about you. It is the truth. They don’t give a damn as much as you think they do. They don’t care how you feel inside. They simply see things from their perspective and judge according to their opinions. Don’t be mistaken. People barely put themselves inside your shoes. So, yeah. What they think about you says more about them than about you. Release yourself from that cage that you’ve put yourself in.
I hope you know that you are the only person who is going to live with the choices that you’ve made. You don’t have to defend them in front of others just because people don’t approve of them. You don’t have to feel guilty just because people wouldn’t choose the same things you did. You just need to remind yourself that no matter how much people judge, they will never know what it’s like to be inside your own shoes. They will never know what it’s like to walk your path. Their journey has nothing to do with you. So, I hope you never get discouraged by their loud opinions and harsh judgments.
I hope you know that even if you’ve made mistakes, the most important thing that you can do is forgive yourself. Especially when others aren’t capable of doing that. I hope you realize that you are just a human being who is not perfect. And I hope you find the strength to hug yourself and move on. Because you deserve peace. You deserve a happy life.