‘Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons
of reason which today arm you against the present.’
~ Marcus Aurelius
Let it go. It’s impossible not to ever hold onto certain ideals … but if you see that the ideal is causing you pain, you can be compassionate with yourself and let go of the ideal. Sure, people should treat you nicely, but that’s an ideal that’s not always going to be true. Letting go of the ideal means embracing the reality that there’s a wide range of behaviors that people will have, and that’s a part of life. Humans don’t always act ideally. We need to accept that, and not force an ideal on reality.
Excerpt from The Survival Kit at ZenHabits.net