Why You Should Stop Trying To Make Other People Happy.

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No matter how much you love someone, the happiness of someone other than yourself is NOT your responsibility.

Someone else’s happiness is beyond the realm of your control and any energy spend trying to influence something that’s beyond your control, is a waste of energy – no matter how good your intentions.

You can make someone feel happy to have you in their lives, but you cannot make someone feel happy about themselves or the world they live in.

You might be able to bring moments of fun into someone’s life, you might even be able to temporarily relieve someone from their worries, but you cannot bring someone lasting happiness.

They’ll have to find that themselves.

Fundamental happiness is there for the taking, but it can’t be given.

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