You are deteriorating before your very eyes because you have been taught to value others’ opinions instead of valuing your own. You will buy materialistic items only to impress everybody because you don’t love yourself. You use quotes from Eric Thomas, Keanu Reeves, and Tom Hardy but won’t live your own life on your own merits. There are so many copies but not enough originals. People that live truly for themselves are not lonely or lost, we are complete and have found ourselves.
When I was younger, I changed who I was to feel accepted by others. I recycled others’ opinions on music, art, etc. just to avoid arguments or confrontation and in the process, I destroyed my self image. At the age of 23, I realized I didn’t love myself because I wasn’t truly me. Now, I see “23-year-old me” in a lot of people and it’s heartbreaking. After much needed soul-searching I stopped walking around timid and scared because of a fear of not being accepted. Why? Because we are all going to die and only one person fits in a casket.
Stop using quotes that you don’t even live by. Keanu Reeves once said, “Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely all the time. I told him that’s not true I’m single and I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat, I buy myself clothes. I have great times by myself. Once you know how to take care of yourself company becomes an option and not a necessity.” I have seen this quote on social media numerous times agreeing with Keanu Reeves. However, I see many people in relationships continually posting passive “memes” about their relationships instead of breaking up. Why? They need each other to fill their empty voids. You void will not be fulfilled if you do not know who you truly are without your partner.
In summary, happiness and fulfillment has nothing to do with talking about it, it’s all about the actions you take. In order to feel this way cut toxic people off and formulate your own opinions. Stop letting people shame or guilt-trip you to do anything you don’t want to do. How to live longer is by Opting out of “Acceptance Culture” and spending more time alone to figure yourself out. On the other hand, if you want to die sooner, never make your own decisions, change your own personal style just to fit in with strangers, and recycle quotes you don’t even live by to brag about how fucking “woke” you are!