Sometimes someone else takes your ‘enough’ away.
Those people are what we happily call Fucking Assholes.
Fucking Assholes take a lot of forms. Fucking Assholes can be parents, friends, siblings, teachers, boyfriends, girlfriends, bosses, coworkers, or complete strangers who shout terrible things to you when you’re walking down the street.
Fucking Assholes must be identified and destroyed.
Figuratively. Don’t actually go out and destroy anybody because man, would I ever be sued for that.
Ask yourself one question right now: Who the fuck gets to tell you you’re not enough? No one, not even you get to tell yourself that, because by merit of being alive, you are enough. If you’re good enough because you’re alive, then you’re good enough to put things you love into the world, like art and joy and thoughts. You’re good enough to be loved. You’re good enough to be respected for the things you deserve.
The reason people want to make you feel like you’re not enough is because they feel like they’re not enough. Instead of working towards feeling better, Fucking Assholes just decide to take the shitty dickbag route and make you feel so terrible about yourself that they, in turn, are magically better than you.
Just because you think you’re better than someone, it doesn’t actually make it true.
No one gets to say you aren’t smart enough.
No one gets to say you aren’t attractive enough.
No one gets to say you aren’t lovable enough.
No one gets to say that you aren’t good enough.
You are the only judge of yourself and your abilities, only you know what you need to work on and what you want out of life.
Fucking Assholes are like cavities. They prey on the weak, neglected parts of you, and do everything they can to chip away at you one piece at a time until everything inside rots away and dies. There is no easy fix for cavities, no pain free way to repair–prevention is the only means of total painlessness.
IT’S THE SAME WITH FUCKING ASSHOLES.
Be fearless. Own who you are, faults and all. Know that you aren’t perfect, know that you can change what you want, and know that your faults are far fewer in number than your positive attributes. Know that you are such a fucking badass at life that no one can stop you, least of all a stupid Fucking Asshole.