People always treating you like shit and you let them slide because you think you’re a good person or an ‘empath’, when in reality you’re a fool. Stop parading your threshold for pain and abuse as a personality trait and realize you’re way more than your ability to endure.
Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.
One of the most important skills for staying human is coming home. It means learning how to come back to what’s real in the present moment, instead of being lost in our worries and fantasies.
Desmond, Tim. How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World (p. 31). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.