Source | thoughtcatalog.com | Constance Lee
1. People come and go.
As I grew older, I realized my circle of friends became smaller. You’ll be so close to one person today, and suddenly you aren’t talking anymore. It’s life. People grow apart rather than grow as a part of you. Accept that and move on. Bringing me to my next point:
2. Every lesson has a price to pay.
There is no free lunch, ever. You have to pay for it one way or another. People leave for a reason, so learn from that and move on. Take that as a learning experience. Some broken relationships might be a blessing in disguise even if you don’t see it at the moment. You may be hurt, but you might be the one hurting someone else. When a relationship ends, it will hurt. And it’s okay to cry. Bawl your eyes out. However, after those tears, get your ass up and move on. You can look back, and do it. Because it’s when you learn the lessons you paid with this relationship to learn. So learn it well. Look back, but remember: Never ever let it affect you so much you can’t move forward in life.
3. Keep people who care close to your heart.
These people are hard to come by. Generally, if someone acts to gracious towards you, they want something in return. You know who are true only when you fuck up. People who stick with you through your bullshit are real. That’s it. People who leave? Let them. There’s no point dwelling on nonsense like that. It’s not worth your emotions.
4. A relationship takes effort.
You need to constantly make an effort to nurture that r/s. Don’t neglect someone because you think they will always be there. No, they won’t. As time passes, you drift apart and that is how everything tumbles downhill. If you treasure that relationship, show it. Give every friendship your 100% and don’t be afraid to get hurt. Because even if it doesn’t work out, you know you’ve done the best you can. You did everything in your power and you have no regrets whatsoever.
5. Grass is greener where you water it.
You will often look at your peers, cousins, colleagues and close friends green with envy. They’ve got those achievements you don’t have, their life looks perfect. Or maybe that’s what you think. Everyone have their struggles no matter how great it looks. You never know. Just concentrate on your patch of grass, water it well, and it will grow longer and greener as days pass. Nothing comes easy, you have to work for your shit.