At some point in our lives, I think there are 3 important things we eventually need to learn:
1. Who and what is worth the time.
2. What and when to care.
3. How to walk away from the people and things that either don't benefit you, disrespect you, or ruin you.
I think often times, we as individuals, tend to put up with a lot of things that we shouldn't have to. We tend to put up with people who aren't even worth emotions, energy, or even time. But why?
We put up with people that are disrespectful, selfish, and foolish often times... well i think because of love. We've all gone through roller coaster events of life. Celebrations of life, celebrations of events with family and friends, break ups, heartbreaks, death, etc. We've all come across people that either benefited our lives for the good or the bad. People that either helped us grow or lose ourselves. People who've taken advantage of us or helped us in any given situation. We've all encountered different people and different life events. If you think about it, those people..those events, are the things that helped us grow as an individual. It's what made us stronger and wiser. It's what made us realize when enough is enough. It's what helped you realize what is worth putting the time and energy in and what isn't. It's the people you've come across that either inspired you in life or people you've learned to despise.
You eventually learn the courage to stand up for yourself. You eventually learn to have a voice. You learn how to walk from a situation where often times, silence is better than saying what you feel or need to say.
At that moment, you have to be able to catch yourself in realizing that there are some things that are not worth fighting for. There are some people not worth your time. And at some point you learn to not care where you laugh. You laugh because you're able to walk away from negative people. You're able to walk away without being phased to what was said or done. You're able to walk, forgive, forget, and carry on with your life. You smile simply because you're finally done wasting your time, energy, and emotions on the unnecessary..
Stop wasting time on people who don't deserve your time. Stop wasting your time in past emotions, past relationships, past events that take you away from your happiness. Stop caring in the unnecessary and just keep focusing on what is necessary. Your future, your happiness,...YOU. As the year comes to an end, let the past be the past and let the new year be filled with new opportunities and new relationships.
Photographed by : Cherrymae S.