The value people bring to our lives

April 15, 2021

All my life I didn't want to be a burden to anyone.

To help rather than be helped.

To give rather than receive.

To be free rather than depending on someone.

To be on my own rather than be with people that I could hurt, or that could hurt me.

Being by myself for the sake of the wellbeing of others, and my own.

I'm not a person who knows a lot of people. I've never had many friends. But those I had were close ones.

Still, no matter how good friends I had, I believed that I was better off alone.

This way I could accomplish more. Focus on tasks. Being productive. Creating something meaningful. Being worthy.

I like spending time on my own. I know what I like to do and the fact that I can do it the way I want.

But my happiest moments in life were not those I spent by myself.

My happiest moments are when I'm with people I love.

No matter how hard I try to tell myself that I don't need people, I do.

People are what bring value to my life.

I can accomplish a lot of things on my own. There are many things I can learn without help from others.

But sometimes just talking to someone can make all the difference. Teach you things you didn't know before. Change your perspective on things.

Sometimes that one person is all it needs for you to realize what you've been missing.

To realize that you're not better off on your own.

To realize that sharing your life with others is what brings you ultimate happiness.

It's comfortable to only have to care about ourselves. To not have to fear that we might get hurt or hurt others.

It's comfortable to endure only the struggles we put ourselves in.

Sometimes we need someone to help us with our struggles. Someone to have a good time with. Someone to let down our guard for.

Life's easy when you just have yourself.

But those special people make it worth living.

Those experiences make it valuable.

Letting people in your life is what brings ultimate happiness in the end.

ジャーニー (Jānī) is Japanese for journey.