The same goes with hating your job (start something at night and work at it until you can quit the job), feeling stuck with a boyfriend or girlfriend (just fucking break up with them, being alone isn't that bad if you actually like yourself), hating yourself (change! It's not you that you hate, it's how you perceive yourself, and you can easily change that perception by changing your behavior -- and if your perception is guided by what others think of you, well that one's simple enough -- change who you're around).
And don't delude yourself into thinking that accepting where you are in life is the same as being happy with who you are or what your life has become. You can accept all sorts of things about yourself -- who you are, your talent, your skill set; that certain things don't work for you. But never, ever accept the notion that you don't deserve better. Anyone who tells you that (or even suggests it) doesn't love you and never will.
UPDATE: 8:09 AM:
If you think I'm just filling you with platitudes, let me share with you something I just wrote as a response to Amber in the comments of this post. Amber (who is very sweet, despite not knowing who I was at NYCC) said:
To which I responded:
You act as if I wrote this from the perspective of a life led with no adversity. You're relatively new to knowing me, so I'll give you a short rundown.
So, yeah. There's that.
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