As a child, I cared about everyone and everything, regardless of who cared about me.
I’d speak and say things to please and gave little consideration to my own voice. I cared too much about doing the right thing. In hindsight, I should have cared more about myself. Now I think differently.
Of course it is important to care for others, but it is even more important to care about ourselves. It’s also important to try not to concern ourselves about the things we can’t control and take control of the things we can.
We may make mistakes. Mistakes teach us important lessons about ourselves and about life. The biggest mistake we may make is not doing anything, because we’re afraid of making a mistake.
But when it comes to caring, we will know when it’s right to care, because we will see others caring about us. In those circumstances, our efforts should be reciprocated.