Look. Listen. [ read. ]
Don’t waste time on a friendship or any kind of relationship; when you are the only one putting in the effort. It’s a two-way road, not a one-way street. Both parties will have to put the effort in.
DO waste your time on relationships where you want each other to succeed. If you feel that someone doesn’t want the best for you and only brings you down when you are climbing, it isn’t worth it. Even if you don’t believe it, you deserve friends that pick you up when you fall.
Don’t waste your time on toxic people, friendships or relationships. The ones where you are made out to feel bad for yourself. End it. It will be hard but you will feel better. Find people who want the best for you; not the ones who make you worried about what part of you will be judged next time you show up somewhere.
Do waste your time on a friendship that you know will always be there through thick and thin. [ I’m not oblivious to the fact that friendships aren’t always perfect. ] There will always be arguments and you won’t always agree, but what matters in the end is that you will always want what is best for each other.
Friendships aren’t always rainbows and sunshine. Everyone fights and disagrees. It is just like when you have those moments where you are crying because you are laughing so hard. FIND THOSE MOMENTS. They can be with someone you’ve known your whole life, or they could be someone you just met. Even if it’s a few years from now, when you find those lifetime friendships, you will know and make sure to never let them go, because even if you don’t think so, you deserve them.
Time is precious, and we don’t have enough of it to deal with people who want to waste it. The people who have our time deserve it, and the people who don’t aren’t worth it.
Everyone deserves to be selfish and is allowed choose who gets their time. People are only here for a certain amount of time, so why waste it on people who don’t have good intentions? [ I don’t mean to suddenly snap in anyone’s face specifically, but I’m fed up; so, if it so happens, YOU DESERVED IT. ]
I’m exhausted. And so, SO, tired of everyone who treats my time like they do to breadcrumbs on the ground. And I hate that feeling, more than ANYTHING in the world. Because if you know me well, if you backtrack to all the things I had to go through, you should probably feel a bit be guilty of robbing what’s left of me. Or you didn’t spend time with the knowing, you were just caught up in the being.
Because right now, I don’t have nice, fat paychecks running into my bank account. Nor do I have a nice, pimped out life. Or a perfect, outgoing life. I’m battling with myself; fighting to piece my life back together. Building the freedom I’ve lost in my own mind. Mustering every ounce of sweat and strength I have left. And still, people walk all over my life as if I’m a disposable worker of your grand business, disregarding the help I’ve given you, demanding my time to selfishly help you. Do people not understand that I have a life too, that will soon expire, like yours? I am also raising little humans; their time is way more important, and not disposable. [ HELLO!! kthanksbye ]
Time is our most precious gift, more so than money or jobs, simply because we only have a set amount of it. So, when you ask for my time, you’re taking away a portion of my life I can never get back. [ While now knowing I have wasted it at specific moments ]
And for that, I will never really forgive, even being a forgiving person. I don’t care if you’re the CEO of a billion-dollar company, a good pal from back then, or a crazy fan; don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Time is time. And I try to value every second of it.… so, do yourself and me, and everyone else who’ll walk into your life, a favor and be respectful of their time when YOU come asking for it.
I believe every person who is in and out of my life serves as a lesson. I’ve had plenty of these experiences, so I wouldn’t say my time was necessarily “wasted.” Of course, I would have rather spent it with someone who appreciated how short life actually is, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Just think about it, you’ve wasted someone’s time, but how many people have wasted yours? How many people have you let bring you down in your life? It’s inevitable that people are going to disappoint you. It’s a vicious cycle. There’s nothing that can stop you from feeling a certain way. We all have emotions and letting someone make you feel them isn’t wrong. You can’t help how you feel. You learn through every situation, emotions aside.
People are going to waste your time and not even realize it. We’re all preoccupied with our own lives that we forget that other people have them too.
[ To people who feel this is directed at them ]
I’m writing this to say thank you. Thank you for helping me realize my potential and how much better my life is without you in it. I gave you a chance to stop me. You served your purpose, and I deserve far more than you could’ve given me. You were a lesson and it’s only made me a better and stronger person. My time spent with you was clearly not a waste, but this is not me saying it’s okay, it’s me saying I’m okay with it, you taught me things. I let a lot of people use me and treat me poorly, so it comes to a point where I can’t keep blaming you. I’ve come to realize if you let someone treat you a certain way constantly, they won’t ever realize they’re doing something wrong.
You can always minimize the damage, but you can’t avoid it.
Keep people in your life who ENHANCE it, who make you feel appreciated and not used. People who miss you when you are gone. Life is far too short to spend it with those who don’t respect you or your time.