“Telling the truth and making someone cry, is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.”
It sometimes hurts. It sometimes tears you down. It sometimes makes us realize that we didn’t really have all our shit together in the first place. And it sometimes sets you free.
Whatever the truth does to you, let it.
I don’t live my life for other people. I live it for ME. And right now, my life is pretty damn amazing. I don’t have to get up early and go to a job that doesn’t appreciate me. I don’t have to battle traffic on one of the busiest freeways in America. I don’t have to listen to other people complain about someone else not doing their job correctly. I don’t have to pretend to like someone just because they are my coworker. And I don’t have to trudge through muddy waters to get to where I’m going. (These are examples of things I hear on a daily basis from friends/family about their jobs.)
However, I do live a pretty realistic life. If I know I’m overwhelmed with something, I admit to it. I ask for help. I’m not afraid. There isn’t anyone in my life today, that will yell at me because I need assistance. There isn’t anyone in my life today, that will allow me to fail because they think I can do it all on my own. I worked for eight years in an office that at times, was extremely stressful. But you know what? I didn’t do it alone. I had help. I had people that watched over me and didn’t allow me to fail. They had confidence I knew exactly what I was doing, and that I would do it correctly. And 97% of the time, I did. Because I was good at it.
People don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
That is very true. The grass isn’t always greener. If you struggle, try harder. If you’re trying your hardest and still struggling, try even harder. Or, face the truth.