Do you agree with this quote?
"To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
Think about it. There are roughly 7 to 7.5 billion people on earth. Unless you're Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian, or some other famous politician or celebrity, you -- like me -- are merely a speck of matter on this vast, overpopulated planet.
Luckily, each and every one of us has a special place in someone's heart. We're all the center of someone's universe, whether it's that of our kids, partner, friends, or all of the above.
I don't know about you, but I'd much rather be loved by a few people and remain largely obscure to the general population than be in the shoes of celebrities and politicians, many of whom are reviled by people from all corners of the world.
There's a reason why people go through an intense grieving process when they lose someone near and dear to them. When we spend a great deal of time with a person -- learning from, laughing with, and sharing wonderful moments with them -- it's hard to accept when the person (and your relationship with them) suddenly ceases to exist.
It can also hurt immensely to have a falling out with them. If you can say that you love someone more than you love yourself, being criticized or spurned by them can feel like having your heart ripped out.
When it comes to relationships, I feel quality supersedes quantity. I'd rather know just a few people who all hold me in very high esteem than maintain superficial relationships with a much wider range of individuals.
Problems arise, however, when you make someone the center of your world and the other person doesn't reciprocate. That can lead to bitterness and hurt feelings, possibly jeopardizing the relationship altogether.
But when the feeling is mutual, it can make for a rewarding, lifelong bond. While such relationships are hard to come by these days, they're certainly not out of the ordinary.
Do you agree with the above quote? Why or why not?