Be your own world.

You know those moments where you’re in a class for several hours and your attention span just seems to give up for a quick second? One evening, about half way into a three-hour course of Sociology, the words just struck at me and quickly brought me back in. I hadn’t heard something so accurate in quite a while.

“Don’t ever make anyone your whole world. There’s three things people do that are inevitable:

They move, they change and they die.”

As human beings, we feed off connections. As we connect with other people, we sometimes begin to lose our sense of self. We begin to adapt to others’ habits and behaviors and we may even inherit some along the way. You may find that there commences to be a decline in the things you once enjoyed while there’s an increase in other things which truly never really caught your attention; But you’ll do it anyway, because ideally, your desire for connection becomes stronger than your desire to remain in solitude.  Ultimately, you become selfless. When this begins to happen, remind yourself to pick those things up again. Always keep a balance between what you love vs. who you love. And always remember to love yourself first and foremost.

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