If 100 soldiers are marching and one is out of step, it is not the 99 who are in the wrong and have to change their footing, but the one. Remember this with people who always seem to be surrounded by ‘troublesome people.’
You are a gift. Don’t give yourself to those who won’t appreciate you.
You teach people how to treat you.
There are two types of people in this world. Those who use the word respect to mean ‘respect me like a person’, and those who use it to mean ‘respect me like an authority’. When the second type of person demands respect they mean ‘respect me as an authority or I won’t respect you as a person‘. Avoid these people.
He who burns his bottom must sit on the blisters aka don’t start none, won’t be none. Often said about people who start trouble but are unwilling or unable to deal with the consequences.
If there are two, it’s usually you.
Your rights end where my rights begin (aka your right to swing your fist ends where my face begins).
Life is often not about getting what you want, but surviving what you don’t want.