DO NO HARM BUT TAKE NO SHIT

“I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say ‘That was shitty of you.’ You have a right to say ‘Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?’ You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.”

—Sonneillon V.

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5 thoughts on “DO NO HARM BUT TAKE NO SHIT

  1. Why does it say a demon gave you this advice? It seems to me that something is off here. Yes, we all need to learn to set boundaries and to refuse to tolerate abuse, but the speaker is just as abusive right back. Is that really the middle way? I’d like to hear the backstory for this quote because I feel like there’s more going here.

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  2. “You can’t fight fire with fire” a sociopath is a trained jerk and can always find a way to defend himself that is far better than yours. However, there may be some things to be learned from a sociopath, like the paths they use to defend themselves, preferably from a distance due to their instinctual ability and desire for finding new ways to mess with you. Who is acting offended and appalled when you exercise your rights is the sociopath himself unless he knows he can defeat you. Normal people won’t be so shaken by your alternative opinions.

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