I Have Always Strived to '...

I have always strived to 'make' people love me, without realising that this is somewhat unrealistic. It is not something that you can force someone to do. They do or they don't. For so long I tried to be a people pleaser, even if something was not appropriate for me or it inconvenienced me, I would still go out of my way, so that people liked me.
I think this boils down to a lack of self esteem, not having the confidence in myself to think that people would like me for who I am and not what I would do for them. It's a hard lesson to learn and one I continue to learn with each passing day.
angelshay angelshay
22-25, F
Aug 5, 2007