Crazy how so many people in our generation choose to live by that “I’m the victim because I was done wrong” code. Living by your hurt instead of for your heart is the perfect recipe for unhappiness and disappointment. It doesn’t matter who you are. You’ve done wrong and you’ve been done wrong. It’s called life. Get over it… All these walls up to protect underdeveloped hearts. It’s pointless. Avoiding pain won’t teach you how to grow. No! You’re not supposed to throw your heart out there for just anything, but you’ll be miserable and lonely thinking everybody wants to hurt you. You wouldn’t be so scared of the past repeating itself if you really believed you learned from it. You aren’t the only one who’s been hurt. And the last time you were hurt won’t be the last time you’ll feel pain. That’s just the reality of it all. Do you let it break you, or do you use it to build you? Do you let them change you, or do you learn to change who you’re around? Don’t tell me about how you were hurt before. Show me what you did to get better. Show me how that pain increased your desire to give love. Those games we all play don’t do anything but drain us. Each time the spark dies faster. Then we’re stuck with the “coulda, woulda, shoulda”. We all have two options: Step up OR miss out! It’s that simple.