When you suffer because of people, when you’ve had too many awful experiences, there comes a point when you’re trying so hard to resist everything that has to do with the person and what they made you feel.
You resist anger, but you find yourself angry all the time. You resist pain, but you’ve been hurt so long that it can no longer leave. You resist grief, but you find it with every step you take towards happiness. You resist selfishness, but how can you protect yourself in this terrible fight? And you resist fear. You resist it till you become it. You become your worst fear. You become your worst enemy.
Whether someone says it to your face, or you find it out on your own, you just realize you’ve become everything you’ve run from, and suffered from.
And after the hurricane is over, after all the tears and the heartache, you lose something as valuable as connection, not just with the world, but with yourself too.
– Nada Mohamed
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