February 9th, 2022 @ 11:25 am
“feeling rather unappreciated could really wear on you today. while getting a bit more respect shouldn’t do you any harm, consider the possibility that you’re just feeling a touch over-sensitive. you don’t have to work every hour of every day to receive respect! the easiest way to encourage positive feedback would be to offer it freely — to others and yourself. they’ll probably appreciate the kind words and may also be inspired to offer some genuine appreciation to you in return.”
i don’t want to and shouldn’t have to explain to people that i need/deserve respect, appreciation, care, attention, etc. when they’re in certain roles in my life — i also shouldn’t expect people to give the same amount of energy, thought and respect that i give in return, but that’s all i really want and i don’t even want that much… i want just enough to not leave me feeling like this. it’s a terrible battle that leaves me sour on others fast. why is it so hard to find equals in this life?