Being brave doesn’t mean being completely stoic and cold in the face of crisis, fear, or hardship. Being brave is the acknowledgement of these things and finding the will to accept them. Bravery is being strong enough to stand tall in spite of adversity while also being empathetic enough to allow ourselves to feel.Overall being brave is the strength to stare hardship in the face and the compassion to still feel and show emotion.
You deserve to be respected and to respect yourself. Don’t let others treat you poorly or make you feel like you aren’t worth anything, you are. Even if you can’t see it right now you are. You deserve more than someone saying hurtful things to you or treating you in a manner that is hurtful. Respecting yourself also has to come from within. Don’t look at yourself in a negative way or treat yourself negatively. It’s hard to see the forest through the trees sometimes, but I promise you are worthy and deserving of self respect and respect from others.