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As human beings, we tend to settle far more often than we should both in life and in love. We let other people walk all over us, and we don’t put ourselves first in the ways that we SHOULD.

You should never let someone walk all over you. We are only in this world for a short period of time, and we need to be making the most of it while we can. YOU are the only person that gets to decide where your life takes you. You deserve someone who will be by your side through all of the sh!t life throws your way. You should NEVER let someone who cuts you down stick around.

People who only wish to benefit off of our existence and refuse to offer forth any effort do not deserve a place in our lives. If someone is going to milk you for all you have you need to stop letting them. There have to be lines drawn and boundaries set. In this world, there are far more people wishing to do harm to others than there are those that do good.

If you are someone that is constantly helping others you need to know when to retreat. Being kind and generous will only get you so far. Sure, there is nothing wrong with being there for the people who need you but don’t be there for those who would not be there for you. You should not be putting your all into people who don’t really give a sh!t about you.

People who only come around when they need something from you are only throwing you bite-sized pieces of what they have to offer. They will never commit to you in the ways you will to them. We meet a lot of temporary people in this life and you cannot avoid it. Knowing how to cut them out of your life is one of the most important things you can learn.

Some people only want to be around you to use you. They want to take and take but are never willing to give. These kinds of people are the kinds of people we should all be doing our best to stay away from. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care for you. Find people that are there for you in your hardest hours and by your side when you really need them. Those are the people you need to be around.

Learning how to turn people away and closing yourself off a bit won’t be easy but it will be one of the best things you ever accomplish. This is something that will open so many doors for you because it promotes a positive environment. Sure, sometimes we go through things and need to be patient in order to get out on the other side but that is no excuse for when it comes to letting others treat us like sh!t.

This is your life, go live it. Do whatever you want and be whoever you want. You do not have to answer to those who are only holding you back.