When I was younger, the motto “What you see is what you get” applies to me. I was so transparent that it was easy for people with hidden motives to abuse me. Of course, I often get hurt whenever I learned that I was only good as long as I have a use for them.
They say that a true friend is someone who stabs you at the front. I met a lot of them – who accepted me unconditionally and who really cares enough to be blunt to share their opinions whenever they see something that concerns me.
But sometimes, we tend to take for granted those genuinely caring people and in our desire to be accepted in different communities, we do silly things – including pretending to be someone we definitely are not.
This I did and like a doormat, I allowed myself to be trampled again to the point that I no longer recognize myself and I no longer know what I want in life.
As I grow older and became a wiser version of myself, I realized that if people really wanted you to be in their life, they will not only value you but will also placed you in the list of their priorities.
GOD values us so much. Shouldn’t we do the same to ourselves and to those people who’ve shown their respect to us?
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”