Have you noticed how this sentence has become the “new cool” lately?
Believing that you’ve been wronged by so many people in life so shutting down your emotions & walking around giving no shit at all seem like a good fix. You do it to look indifferent, to seem less vulnerable.
With this attitude, you’re only desensitising yourself & not everyone around you deserves that kind of attitude. Pretending not to care takes extra effort. Instead, why not be whoever you are from the inside & try a more positive approach to deal with things? Be humble & try to genuinely care for others. Don’t rob yourself of empathy. There should be a fine line between deciding not to let trivial issues bother you & between becoming a total feelingless jerk.
Just know that it’s okay to be emotionally open. It’s okay to feel things, to show that you care & it’s completely okay to give a shit. If you’re one of these people, I’m proud of you! 🧡
I was reading one of the articles on Elite Daily and came across a term that I could relate to so much!
“Gaslighting” — a manipulative form of emotional abuse when people deny and invalidate your emotional experiences. It can make you start to focus more on the feelings of the other person than your own, and make you feel like you’re always wrong even when you’re not simply because they don’t take accountability for their wrongdoing, blame you, and somehow even when you know you’re on the right side, you wind up apologizing just to smooth things over because you’re uncomfortable with the tension. You then start to tiptoe around conflict and worry more about their feelings than your own.
It’ll make you feel like you can’t ever bring up anything that’s bothering you because the other person will just blame you and then it’ll continue to frustrate you little by little which is ultimately unhealthy for you.
I’ve attached a link to this article in my bio. Do give it a read, it’s pretty helpful! ✨