After speaking with a friend today about some challenges she is facing, I would like to take a moment to remind you that you matter. Yes, you there. YOU. You matter. You are important. You are valued. Even now, you are missed by someone who matters to you.
If anyone dares to tell you that you don't matter, that you are unimportant, or that no one truly cares about you, they are lying to you (especially if it's that voice in your head). You are so important, so impressive, so unequivocally awesome that they feel threatened by your greatness. Don't let them lie to you, don't give these lies any credit. You are awesome. You matter.
Some people feel so worthless that the only way they know how to feel better is to prop themselves on top of awesome people. You may have become attracted to people like this, that their broken spirit appealed to you in some way. They may have even been able to hide that broken spirit for a time, but now it has revealed itself and is now looking to tear something down in order to build itself up. Unfortunately, that something might be you, but this is not your fault.
If you have become their target, you need to first get some distance between you both to keep yourself safe. When the air-masks pop out of the overhead compartment, you need to secure your mask first before assisting others. Recognize that this person needs help, but you might not be the person to help them.
Do what you have to do to keep yourself safe. Because you matter. You are important. You are loved. YOU MATTER.