Let's say you are eating an orange, and you peel the orange, throw away the peel, and then eat the orange. Perfectly acceptable when eating fruit, however would you ever consider doing it to a friend? When you think about it in this way, it seems ridiculous, however more often than not I find that people treat other people in this way. Lately I feel as though I am just another disposable thing, why would anyone want all of me? People constantly take and take until they no longer want any more, and leave that person with the worst parts of themselves. They keep taking picture after picture until the camera runs out of film, and then they develop the pictures they want, and toss the useless plastic. That is what is feels like to be disposable. Human beings should not be treated this way, it makes us feel as though we are not worthy or good enough being us, the real us. I am sick of being treated like a empty plastic camera, or a disgusting orange peel, for once I would like to be loved and welcomed, every piece of me.
Each person has their good side, their bad side, and a million sides in between, but no side should make them less lovable. Most days I am cheerful and happy, but then there's the girl at 12am with makeup stains on her face from crying, is she any less lovable? I think not, if anything, people's flaws should be accepted and loved even more than their normalities. If you make someone feel bad about their weaknesses, they are just going to hate themselves even more. People need to stop treating others with such neglect, because who the hell wants to feel like a piece of garbage? Not me. And also, what person wants to make another feel as though they are one? It goes back to the age old saying treat others the way you want to be treated. All anyone really wants in this world is to be loved and understood, so instead of making people feel less than, make them feel more than. Stop taking the "good" parts out of people, if you really love them you will take the good, the bad and the ugly, and love all parts just the same.
Humans treat humans far too harshly in this world and it is becoming a cruel pattern. And if you are feeling disposable, do not let it be a reflection of you, but the people who are using you in this way. Don't take anything personally, others negative actions have nothing to do with you, it's their story, not yours. And in order for other people to stop treating you like shit, you have to stop treating yourself like shit. Stop thinking that you aren't good enough and treating yourself like a disposable camera or an orange peel, because you are not. You are not disposable, but rather irreplaceable. No one else is you, whoever you are or decide to be, is just right. The people in your life should appreciate the one and only you, not kick you to the curb whenever they feel like it. Surround yourself with people who love every ounce of you, and don't throw you away the second times get hard. Find people that love you even more when you are struggling. If a friend is treating you like crap, then it's time to eliminate them from your life because they are serving you no good. In order for others to love and accept us, the love must first start with ourselves. Set a positive example by loving and accepting every part of yourself, and others will do the same. Stop asking yourself "why am I not good enough?", because you are, some people are just too shitty to realize it. A man is not a piece of fruit, and the sooner we start to realize this, the more we will be able to love ourselves and those around us.
Have you ever felt disposable?