"Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness."
Isaiah Henkel (via sophiniesom)
Oh wow, this is such a difficult concept to grasp and it goes against everything that we (well, at least I, have been taught). It’s difficult to make decisions based only on yourself- it’s human nature to consider the consequences of these decisions, especially when they directly affect other people. Making decisions with careless disregard for others is also destructive… but if you’re refusing to move forward with fear that you will hurt others even though you know in your heart it’s the right decision is worse. It’s such a fine balance and reaching to this stage is incredibly difficult. Living with that decision is even harder.