you all need to stop settling
stop putting yourself in the presence of people who make you feel confused or less-than
don’t try to salvage a friendship if they make you feel like shit
don’t try to get into the brain of someone who’s closing themselves off to you
don’t try to start a relationship with someone who’s lukewarm
tell yourself “i deserve better” — because you do. it’s a hard thing to practice, but do it every day. every thing you do, throughout the day, tell yourself “i deserve this.” you deserve good things.
it’s hard to unlearn settling, but trust me, high standards will save you every time