This has been a major, major, MAJOR lesson in my life -- oh my goodness, so major.
I tend to make up a story & project it onto a human, as if they are a blank canvas. They show me their (not so bright) true colours again & again, & in the past I've said "no way, no fucking way.. your good, your bright, your honest, I see your magic". That is called denial.
This is self-deception.
People tell us who they are, often times directly in their words, & always through their actions.
Learn to listen, learn to trust your gut, & learn to uphold your boundaries.
You deserve good things, & amazing humans. Period.
Expect the most for yourself.
Do not settle for darkness & lies. Surround yourself with humans that walk the talk, that live with integrity, honesty, & ethics. Choose the best, most high vibe people to jam with -- & for heavens sakes, listen when they tell you who they are... they are not lying.
Pic: @soulwanderlust_ (one of my FAV IG sisters, follow her!)