Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Less me. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. — Daniell Koepke
5 thoughts on “Are You Tired Of Suffering?”
all humans are needy of love its so sad we are encouraged to suppress our needs and nitty gritty stuff that makes us human and also unique !
The day I realized my life was the most important thing was the day I stopped living for other’s happiness and life and started living for mine.
Or the way it was put to me: “Why does your existence make you matter? Well, why doesn’t it?”
I can really identify with this
like. IT’s really inspiring. thank you.