I'm wondering about dignity. Why is it so hard to keep a level head around people who keep on demanding this or that from you? Why do we so often give in to people's demands and start letting them live our lives?
I don't know.
Or maybe I do know.
Maybe it's about self-love. Maybe it's about self-respect. If I think I'm worthy of respectful treatment and love, despite my very real faults and problems, maybe I can keep my head level.
Actually, that's the way it seems to work. Whenever I believe I'm worthy of good treatment, I don't feel obliged to give in to just any silly demand: I can stay my ground.