Why It Is Better To Be Alone

3 Women Sitting at Table
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

You can be lonely when you are with your best friend.

It is better to be alone than to be lonely when you are with your best friend.

You can be alone, but you are not lonely.

Alone time is the best way to heal yourself.

You have better be alone than to be with someone who is always disrespecting you.

It is better to be alone than to be with someone who does not know you.

It is better to be alone than to be with someone who is always treating you badly.

Even though you need other people to succeed in your life, you don’t need to be around toxic people.

Even though your life is not about you, you don’t need to be around someone who is always abusing you.

If you do, the person will never stop abusing you.

You have got to leave that person.

You need to do it for your life.

You need to do it for yourself.

You need to do it for others.

Because if you can’t stand up for yourself, you won’t be able to stand up for others.

If you can’t defend yourself, you won’t be able to defend other people.

Remember, your life is not about you, but about others.

Take care of yourself to take care of others.

How You See Yourself Is How Others Will See You

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Photo by Lisa Folios

How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a positive person? Do you see yourself as a loser? Do you see yourself as a failure? Or do you see yourself as a powerful person?

You cannot control how other people see you. But you can control how you see yourself. It is important to believe in yourself. It is important to love yourself. It is important to live your life the way you want to live it. How you see yourself is necessary. Live your life. Don’t hide your life.

How you see yourself is important. Why is that? Because you can’t please everybody. You can’t make everybody happy. You can only make yourself happy. You do that by doing the things that really make you happy.

Eric Hoffer famously said, “It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.” The message here is: How you treat yourself is exactly how other people will treat you. How you see yourself is exactly how other people will see you. If you want to other people to treat you with love, respect, you must first treat them with love and respect.