Being Taken for Granted….in my words
Taking someone for granted means not cherishing the things someone does for you…it means expecting everything from someone and not giving the same in return…it means never being satisfied with what one has and what one is offered and constantly wanting ‘something else’…it means not appreciating a person for who they are…it means wanting them to be someone else…and unfortunately, more often than not, people don’t even realize when they are taking something for granted…at least not until its too late.
A person is who they are regardless of what you want them to be and if you truly care for someone, then you are satisfied with everything about them…the good and the bad…you cannot make a person someone they aren’t. Some people, admittedly, can be molded and changed into something else more desirable to their ‘inventor’. These people, sadly enough, will eventually become the most unhappy and remorseful people for allowing themselves to be changed into someone they truly are not. However, there are some people that are going to be themselves no matter what and they will not allow themselves to be molded to another’s ideals and desires unless it pleases them. So call these people stubborn and call them too independent….it doesn’t matter….what matters is that they know what they want and they are not going to conform and succumb to what anyone else expects from them unless it is something they want as well. These people will do what makes them happy and that is what is important…they realize that by living up to standards that are not their own, nothing true will be accomplished and doing so is stupid and pointless.
In today’s world, being stubborn (on occasion, of course!!) and being independent are almost necessity. It’s not such a bad idea to be capable of taking care of one’s own responsibilities. Honestly, how much can you really depend on that one person to always be around when you need them? Of course you have to trust people, but how often have we seen people disappoint and hurt others, even if done unintentionally? So wouldn’t it be nice to know that you don’t HAVE to have someone else? I mean, sure it’s wonderful to have someone, and to be wanted, and to feel needed and loved, but it’s not so great to HAVE to have someone. There is a big difference in depending on someone and being dependent on someone for everything.