So many people overrate generosity. Our society says that being generous can lead you to amazing places. And it can….but let me tell you something more important than that: Be selfish.
You are the only person that will 100% care about you for your entire life. If you don’t fight for whatever you want…who is going to do it? NO ONE.
Don’t put other people before you. Believe in you, don’t think that other people deserve your job more than you do, or that the person you like can have better girls/boys. Realize that the amazing things you have aren’t there because you are lucky. You have them because you deserve them. Be proud.
When I used to think about selfishness, it was always in a bad way; I thought that selfish people were awful, the worst. But…what about a balance? My life got to a point where I felt I was giving too much and I wasn’t getting anything good in exchange. Some people where being close to me only to get to places where I’d gotten and they were only trying to push me out of the path that I fought for…the path that I built. I hadn’t done much, but it was something. I’d done all the hard work and they were going to get everything? Nope, don’t let them do that.
Be selfish, please. You > everybody else.
how do fourteen year olds get pregnant, I can’t even get a high five from a guy
There are so many ways to be brave in this world.
Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.
But sometimes it doesn’t.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
That is the sort of bravery I must have now.