You don’t own people

Anna Tanko, Opinion Writer

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You frequently hear things in the Xavier hallways like: how could she go with him to homecoming? She knows I like him, or how could he or she break up with me? I loved them. Here’s the thing, you don’t have control over who stays in your life. If someone is not happy with their friendship or relationship, they deserve to leave. You are not entitled to keep a person in your life if they don’t want to be there.We are not made to belong to certain people. We can’t be soulmates with everyone. We are made to make connections with different people throughout our lives. Some of those connections are only temporary while some stick around for our whole life. It can be hard to let go of people but, if you really love someone and want them to be happy, you will let them experience life the way they choose. In the end, most of the time, you will realize that the connection was not as deep as you thought or that you did not love them as much as you thought you did. Friendships come and go but you cannot expect them to last forever every time. Of course you deserve someone who will stick around for all your adventures. But when someone brings constant negativity or if you simply just feel like it is best to leave, it’s okay. When it comes to friendships and relationships it is okay to be selfish with your love. You do not belong to anyone but yourself. When something like this happens, people will always say their lines to make you or the other person feel better such as, they did not deserve you, or you always seemed happier without them. But in reality other people cannot begin to guess what made you want to leave that friendship. Begin to look at your friendships and relationships like a mop and floor. Of course, they will get messy and that is okay but eventually you have to realize when you are just pushing around dirty water. If you are not happy with your friendship or relationship then you need to realize if the problem is you being too scared to leave. Friendships are hard. Relationships are hard. As humans we are not meant to immediately find our soulmate and best friend. We are made to make mistakes and learn from them. Appreciate every love that comes your way because in the end you will be a different person every time. You don’t belong to anyone but yourself; do not let anyone tell you otherwise.