I get weirded out seeing all sorts of alleged “lovey” phrases on compacts and whatnot at the mall - they say things like “you complete me” and “You make me who I am.”
No to that. Hell yes to this!
Self-reliance is self-preservation. That doesn’t mean you can’t love and be loved. It just means you are your own person, with hopes and dreams, ambitions and desires. You think for yourself. You grow with yourself, and in that growth hopefully find out how to love yourself. :-)
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
—The Bhagavad Gita (via lazyyogi)