10/19/12 – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chybosk

So I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I just bought it on my iPad and plan on reading it over the next week and then going to the theater afterwards. I know that I’ve heard quotes similar to this before, but I keep seeing this clip from the film and it gets me every time. I have linked the clip to the image below, I love Emma Watson in this role and am looking forward to seeing the movie.

Back to the quote. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” I often hear friends and even myself saying, “Why does he treat me like that?” “Why doesn’t he want to spend more time with me?” And so on and so forth. Well, I think this is true, we DO accept the love we think we deserve. It goes back to loving and respecting yourself. If you don’t love and respect yourself then you obviously don’t think you deserve anything more from others in your life. I’m not sure if you have seen the movie “The Wedding Date,” it’s a pretty fabulous chick flick I must say, well in this movie one of the characters says something very similar, “Every woman has the exact love life she wants.” I agree with this and think it goes hand in hand with the Wallflower quote.

Think about this when you judge yourself and are hard on yourself. Don’t seek love from others that you don’t have for yourself.

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