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Speak up and refuse to let others hurt you.
Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you.
They will treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all.
Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval.
You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions.
Leave them to their own judgments.
Or let them walk away.
They can’t harm you either way.
It’s their understanding that is faulty – not yours.
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