People Are Fucking Annoying And Useless And I Don’t Owe Them Anything

2015 has been the best year of my life so far, even though a good chunk of it seemed to be nightmarish. But all is not lost. I choose to believe:

some of the best times in our lives are determined by the solutions we find to our problems, and the lessons we learn from them.

Naturally, I dislike feeling too comfortable in my knowledge and my power to overcome, or enjoying the calm after the storm. Because I know storms (and their calms) are cyclical creatures and somewhere in the wind the other shoe is waiting to drop.

Unfortunately, something else I’ve gotten accustomed to is dishonest and inauthentic people. My poor, naive, bleeding heart… Except not really, you know.

Just because I don’t see the point in hiding everything, or disguising my motives and my nature doesn’t mean that works for everyone. We all wear masks to some extent. I’m no shining beacon of virtue.

People are likely to behave in their own self interests.

Unless they don’t know any better. In which case they abandon allies, burn bridges, and reap what they sew…

2015 is almost over and if I’ve learned anything – finally and for sure – this year it’s that I don’t have to be compassionate, diligent, hard working, and honest for anyone else. I don’t owe anyone in the world my best qualities because they benefit me the best.

No, I don’t need to be good to other people. I choose to be.

I can choose to be a straight shooter. I can choose to be forgiving, and tolerant, and open. I can choose every single day to give the best of myself to the world and to everyone I interact with – or I can choose to give nothing at all – whether they’re my best friend, or just another woman in the supermarket I happened to zoom by.

I don’t need validation from people who lie to themselves, nor do I give one fuck for the opinions of those threatened by my honesty.

2016 Update: And really that’s the lesson I wish everybody would learn. ^^ You don’t need validation from anyone and if you feel like you can’t be honest without it scaring those around you then you are around the wrong people. Do better for yourself.

Post Originally Published: November 23rd, 2015

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