The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans.
Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.
…and don’t tell me I’m “not like other girls.” Belittling other women is not a way to charm me. The only thing that’s wrong with “other girls” is the mentality that sets women up against each other as if there’s something innate to femininity that we should rise above. Hang around longer and you’ll see that I am like other girls. Dare to stay even longer to realize that there’s nothing wrong with that.
I learned not to trust people; I learned not to believe what they say but to watch what they do; I learned to suspect that anyone and everyone is capable of ‘living a lie’. I came to believe that other people - even when you think you know them well - are ultimately unknowable.
You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
If something doesn’t happen right away, just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota.