No matter how hard we try to do the right thing, it always seems to come back to get us. We care so much about others that we often tend to forget about ourselves. We don't know when to let toxic people go and we let them manipulate us because they are supposed to be our “friends”.
I am thankful for my good heart; my empathetic nature will take me a long way. But people seem to constantly run me over, regardless of my feelings. I have been friends with people that I would do absolutely anything for, while they wouldn't lift a finger for me. I keep asking myself the question “why do you care so much for people who care so little about you?”
The answer is simple: It's the way we are wired. We feel good by making others feel good. We pour our hearts and souls into everything we do, including our relationships. We were raised to be conscious of others, respect them, and do whatever we can to help them. We have to remember that everyone is raised differently. Some aren't taught the golden rule that you are supposed to treat others like you want to be treated. Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family. They make us care and invest in them, just to take advantage of us.
In my experience, people are more likely to stick around when the getting is good. People's true colors really come out when you're doing the right thing for yourself and not them. It's a sad fact but humans are predictable creatures, and toxic people are normally only interested in something that is benefitting them.
Good-hearted people: though we are in for far more heartaches in the future, we have to continue to do the right thing. Without us, the world would be a very scary place. The world needs people to care, to be thoughtful, and to go that extra mile for someone who is in desperate need of some kindness.
The strength of good-hearted people lies in their compassion. Don't let the world harden you or make you bitter. Continue to do what is right. Stick up for people when you should and show the world that kindness does matter. Keep caring, helping, and showing people that there is still good left in humanity.
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