Today, I can see, that was never true. It's too bad I wasted much of my youth feeling this way. If only someone had valued me as a child, I may have been stronger, sooner. Then again, so many people never get past feeling worthless.
Now, I am finally realizing, not only am I good enough, I am actually pretty great. The problem comes in, when I believe everyone thinks like I do. They don't.
My pastor once said to us; Give and people may take advantage of you, give anyway. Love and people may hurt you, love anyway. . . and so on (paraphrased). I think of this whenever someone hurts or takes advantage of me.
Thankfully I am strong enough, not to be scarred by these things. I have a good friend who will tell me: make a gratitude list and be grateful you are not them. This I do.
One thing I know for sure is; hurting people, hurt people. So, the next time someone hurts you, have compassion in knowing they don't know any better. When you know better, you do better. Also, in the loving and giving without expectations, you may help someone unaware. You will help yourself.
Fantasizing the freedom to love, give and help without any expectations.