Be kind. Altruism isn’t an idealistic fantasy.
Saying ‘no’ is honouring yourself, your time, and your worth. If you keep letting people taken an arm when you just offered a hand, eventually you’ll have nothing left for yourself.
I’m imploring people not to recoil from the idea that women may want to contribute to the world in other ways sans making babies.
We know we are in the wrong, yet we convince ourselves it is not a big deal.
You can’t live to the fullest when you say ‘yes’ to others but what you really mean is ‘no.’ Do something because you want to, not because you think you have to.
We don’t care about other people’s feelings, we care about our own and if it doesn’t benefit us, we won’t do it because we “don’t give a fuck.”
He can’t focus on you any longer, he’ll say, because at this time in his life he must be focusing on himself. On his projects. His “deals.”
You owe people common decency, but you do not owe them your suffering.
To be selfish means to know who you are as a person and what you need. It means taking the time to do things that you want to do. It means not changing your plans, your thoughts, your words, your actions, yourself for the sake of someone else.
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” —Benjamin Franklin