Let’s just put it this way; I haven’t been having a great past few weeks. And it’s due to a BUNCH of stuff happening all at once that makes things become just past borderline overwhelming for me. And then I began to see this same quote repeatedly on my Facebook newsfeed:
And I’m thinking: sure, one shouldn’t be discouraged just because of that.
But what if that becomes a constant?
And I don’t mean to point this in any particular direction (career, relationship, family etc). I mean this in EVERY WAY and ANY WAY. There’s only so much hard work you can do without being appreciated, before you’re all like:
Eventually, it gets tiring. It gets mentally exhausting when you always try so hard, and it looks like all your hard work is going down the drain because the other(s) don’t seem to notice at all. They don’t acknowledge your efforts, to the point where you wonder if they even notice how hard you’ve been working.
Seriously, for those of you who can continue to tirelessly keep doing your best, unappreciated, I take my hat off to you (if I had been wearing one) and applaud you. (Though some might call that ‘stupidity’.)
Because in more than one aspect, I’ve put in so much effort and have not seen it reciprocated or acknowledged, and let me tell you, it gets so frustrating.
I mean, for fuck’s sake man. If I’m not what you want then just cut me off, alright?? I’m working my ass out here and for what, if you’re not gonna appreciate that?