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Getting What You Deserve

A few months ago, I saw the movie: Perks Of Being A Wallflower, based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky  .   According to Moviefone:   “ ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘ is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope–and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.”   There are many relate-able moments in the film, however there is one line in the picture that continues to resonate in my head.  The line is: “We accept the love we think we deserve.”     As I left the theater,  I repeated that line to myself – over & over, like a mantra, lest I forget it.   In my mind, this quote leads to a plethora of questions, not directly related to the type of love which comes from relationships, but more so about self-love.

Here are some of the questions that I reflected on:

How do I view myself :

  • as a person?
  • as a friend?
  • as a professional?
  • as a mother, daughter sister, wife, aunt or grandmother (or any other roles)?

How happy am I with:

  • who I am?
  • what I stand for?
  • what I believe, value or hold dear?
  • how I relate to others, whether or not they play an  integral role in my life?

What do I think I deserve:

  • from others?
  • from myself?
  • from the world around me?

Am I being realistic as to what I deserve?

  • Do I deserve more than I think I do?
  • Am I satisfied with all that life has to offer me?

How would you answer these questions?

Is there a correlation between  how you see yourself  & what you think you deserve?

Do you think you deserve more love than you have allowed yourself  to partake?

There is a lot to glean from this quote. What additional questions would you ask yourself?


Quotes byStephen Chobsky

Scene from Perks of Being a Wallflower – UTube

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (missreadreviews.com)

Book vs. Movie: The Perks of being a Wallflower (thepunktheory.wordpress.com)

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