I had a shitty day yesterday, and was feeling like, you know, screw this. I don't want to keep letting people get in and hurt me. But one of my friends gave me a quote from Mother Teresa that really hit home, and I think I'm going to try and let that be my motto. Here it is:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
Easier said than done, right? But I can try.