Friday, 10 December 2010
"we accept the love we think we deserve..." <3 -Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, pg.24)
As i was reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower i came across this quote. Everyone has different interpretations of what it means, just as every other thing in this world. No one is right nor wrong, It can be whatever you want it to be. I'm sure when Stephen Chbosky wrote this book he did not look at every statement he wrote and thought "i want this sentence to mean to the reader exactly what it means to me!" Good authours and poets have the understanding that their works mean something different to everyone.
I find this quote extremely deep and rich in meaning. Sometimes us as human beings do not realize how truly incredible each and every one of us are, the people that love us (let it be your family, your friends or your significant other) know how absolutely incredible we are and they try to show us through their love but we talk ourselves down, we let ourselves think we are no good and we have no purpose and we wonder why anybody would ever love us. We have a hard time accepting the love they have for us when we don't think we deserve it. We are only capable of feeling the love that we think we deserve. So many people settle for less than they are capable of because they truly believe that they don't deserve that recognition that love gives you. and when i say "settle for less than they are capable of" you may precieve it how you would like (i know you will anyway) but I don't JUST mean in relationships, i mean in your work or the way you carry yourself everyday. Do you ever hold back from something that you could do, or not accepted a gift that someone has offered because you don't think you deserve it? I think that's what this quote means. That we hold ourselves back from things we desire because we believe we are not good enough for it. You are good enough for anything. You can be who you want to be. You deserve the best. don't worry about what you deserve, never hold back, take chances. Because someday, you won't be able to.