Don’t break a bird’s wings
.. and then tell it to fly.
Don’t break a heart
.. and then tell it to love.
Don’t break a soul
.. and then tell it to be happy.
Don’t see the worst in a person
.. and expect them to see the best in you.
Don’t judge people
.. and expect them to stand by your side.
Don’t play with fire
.. and expect to stay perfectly safe.
Life is about giving and taking.
You cannot expect to give bad
.. and receive good.
You cannot expect to give hate
.. and receive love.
So if you’re willing to see positive change in your life,
.. you must be willing
.. to be that change itself.
~ Najwa Zebian
“Don’t tell me what I want to hear.
Tell me the truth. It may hurt, but it definitely won’t hurt more than the feeling that
I was told something out of pity, not out of honesty.
If you mean it, say it. If you don’t, keep your words until the right person is standing in front of you.
If words are said too many times, they become cheap, and I only deserve to hear what is valuable”
― Najwa Zebian,
Just as you can't deny that you can feel love and hate, happiness and sadness,
anger and ease of mind, or tiredness and relaxation, you can't deny that you
have a fate that, sometimes, you can't control.
That doesn't mean that it takes control over you.
You can't deny that you have words that need to be spoken.
You can't deny that you have a choice.
You can't deny the ability that you can say no.
You can't deny the ability that you have the freedom to make a decision and defend it.
You can't deny injustice when you see it, unfairness when you feel it, oppression when you witness it.
Stop blaming the world around you for wronging you.
Take responsibility for the nos you could have said but chose not to, the words you could have
said but didn't, instead wrapping your mouth with your own hands and remaining silent
against what needed to be addressed.
Take responsibility for the choices you could have made but restrained yourself from making.”
― Najwa Zebian,
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