So today I came across this beautiful quote on Instagram today ‘be soft, do not allow the world to make you hard, don’t let the bitterness of the world steal your sweetness’. It made so much sense to me because this is something that many of us are guilty of.
We (females in particular) tend to put up a hard exterior, some sort of tough shell usually after a bad experience, a tough break up, the betrayal from a loved one, a case where you have felt most vulnerable and your kindness has been taken for granted. In any case, this tough shell is usually put up as we (again im saying ‘we’ as im definitely guilty of this) feel this is the only way to succeed in this world and be respected.
The funny thing is, as much as that whole ‘tough bitch’ persona can definitely deter many individuals from disrespecting you (probably due to fear of the aftermath) what it also does is push away those who genuinely care about you and your wellbeing. Do we even want people to fear us? Wouldn’t we rather not be disrespected because of the high level of respect they have for us? Just a thought.
We need to be able to find the middle mark where we don’t allow ourselves to be taken advantage of yet have that welcoming embrace (that sounds sooooooo cheesy lol but its truuuuuu)
There is no solution here, just many thoughts and more ramblings.
As for me, I’m going to keep trying to be forever sweet, no matter the situation, or how bitter life tries to make me be.
Anywho im done now, please add your thoughts and comments below.
Ciao for now *mwah*
P.S. I’m loving this Mary J song right now, not related to this post at all but enjoyyyyyy