Go where you are celebrated, not where you are tolerated.
I do not want to put myself in a position where I have to question my importance to someone. I’ve been beat down too many times before and have let someone else determine my worth, and allowed them to manipulate me into believing it. To finally pull myself out of that, after so so soooo long, to pick myself up, and regain my dignity, and form the mentality I have now - I feel pretty confident in how I should carry myself and how I should allow others to treat me. And I’m sure I don’t have to prove shit to anyone.
I know who I am. I know what I’m capable of, what my values are, what kind of heart I have. I’m stable with my identity. I’m strong. I’m intelligent. I’m a happy person. I can do bad all by myself. This is who I am. No one can take that away from me. So to have someone else question my character, I honestly don’t feel like it’s worth having to prove it to them. I’m done trying to match up to the standards of others. Unless it makes me better, I’m not phased by criticism. If you want to push me away, don’t be surprised if I don’t chase after you and try to beg you for your approval.
The reason why I’m never phased is because I know what I deserve. It’s not worth my time to trip over small things, or things that don’t make me a better person. If it’s going to stress me out, it sure as hell is only going to mold me into a stronger, wiser individual. I don’t sweat the small stuff. So if someone wants to treat me bad, I don’t stop them. I know better than to beg someone to treat me the way I deserve to be treated. If I have to beg someone to respect me, that’s definitely my que to stop giving a fuck because that’s honestly the most pathetic thing anyone could ever do. Know your worth. We accept the love we think we deserve. And I sure as hell know I deserve to be treated like a damn queen at this point. Because I’d fasho give that much back. I love my family, my friends, everyone close to me. I would never want to hurt any of them and I honestly just expect the same in return. That’s all I ask for.
— Such a strong, accurate statement (via 42violethill)
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via blua)
Nujabes (ft. Shing02) - Luv(sic) ALL PARTS I-VI
Part I - 0:15
Part II - 4:54
Part III - 9:23
Part IV - 14:36
Part V - 19:43
Part VI (Grand Finale) - 24:56
Thank you Hydeout Productions for sharing this. R.I.P. Nujabes