Over the past few weeks there has been a number of various arguments and dramas involving lots of people and situations both on lj and off, and I realised that every single time it is the nice people who are trying to keep the peace or solve the problems or make everyone happy that get hurt.
Should people stop caring about others? No. It is not the fault of the good people. The hurt is caused by those who do not care, the selfish, the spoiled brats, the drama lovers etc etc etc
Why is it true then that nice people finish last? Where is karma when you need it?
Hang on, why should good people be used and walked all over?
Take a stand people, be assertive. It'll sort out who your real friends are. Those who can't handle you standing up to them never will. Those who want to control you will only hurt you. Never be afraid of being the 'bad person' if it stops a lot of heartache in the process. There are those who will whine, cry, insult you, say you're in the wrong. But they're the ones to watch out for.
Just because you're nice doesn't mean you have to be unhappy.