You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.
. . . but some people take that for g r a n t e d .
"If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience."
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
You must be willing to examine and explore your dark side. You must acknowledge how bad you can be and how horribly unloving you can behave. When you know how deep and dark your dark side is, it helps you stand a little taller in the light.
(Source: s-rb, via boo-bitch)