“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

While I’d love life to be filled with those who love us without ever disappointing us or hurting our feelings, that’s just not the case. Even our fierest allies will mess up and cause us pain in some way. Some people choose to cut themselves off to insulate against any possible pain and disappointment, while others realize that in order to “make it” and live full lives, you’ve got to have somebody in your corner. So how do you decide who should go and who’s worth keeping around?

Ask yourself this: Do they have your best intentions in mind? Do they respect you? Do you feel supported? Do you feel loved? Can you call them at 2 a.m. with no hesitation? Will they listen?

Answering these questions will help you distinguish who–as Marley said–is worth suffering for.

Happy Thursday!

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  • Dreaming

    There is no one in my life who is worth suffering for.

  • rose

    Same

  • Alexandra

    Eh, I don’t know about this one.

  • Sierra Delta

    I think its unfortunate to have no one in your life who is worth suffering for. To me, the qoute simply refers to the people who you would go through the fire and pain for to come out on the otherside still together…that can be family, friends, intimate partners, even co-workers. Every relationship that is meaningful will take work and will have its share of high and low points…I have a short list of people in my life that I will do the work for and suffer when necessary…and i know those same people would be right next to me in the fire suffering.

  • Tami

    This quote is interesting…Don’t know if ‘everyone’ will hurt you, though…The man I love & hopefully one day will marry is worth going through some pain…We’ve been through hell & back.