connecting with people requires pain. i feel like you need to roll with the punches in order for you to earn their trust/respect. take it as best as you can. as gracefully as you can. because it’s inevitable.
who knows? they might just warm up to you, but it certainly takes work. i feel like people who don’t love themselves are good people, but their comments hurt. it’s a dull pain, but it’s definitely there. i know it comes from a deep-seeded, dark place. was i like that before? good thing i’m numb. numb to others’ comments.
since when is it cool to be mean? oh well, iron sharpens iron, right?
my motivation to help them is much stronger than….yanno.