no truer words have ever been said.
i most recently heard these words in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which was really good, by the way. i highly recommend it. judging by the trailer only, you might think it's just a coming of age story but it's much more than that. just trust me!). but it's not the first time i've heard this. i remember hearing that quote years ago and it always stuck with me.
your own self esteem is the most valuable thing you own. too often people fall into relationships that are volatile and remain in them for as long as they think they can't do better. but underneath it all, they "can't do better" because they don't think they're worthy of greater things. if you think highly of yourself, you wouldn't let anybody walk all over you, right? so in love, if you know you're the equivalent of rainbows and unicorns, you should really only be with someone who also thinks you're amazing and treats you so. oh, and i assume that person will be top-notch-awesome themselves, because you wouldn't settle for anything less. i mean it's just a matter of respect and reciprocation.
so. am i awesome/amazing? i so am! cocky, i know. sorry i'm not sorry that i know my own worth!