1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

― Lao Tzu

2. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

3. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

4. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5. “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”

― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

6. “You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

7. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

8. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

― Anonymous

9. “Where there is love there is life.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

10. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

― Zelda Fitzgerald

11. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

― John Lennon

We can live a way more peaceful life if we only cared less. Below is a list of reasons why you need to start caring less:

1. Obsessing about being a better person, is a reminder of what we are not

Being so focused on the positive and on being better, serves mostly to remind you of what you are not and what you're lacking. A happy or a rich person doesn't wake up every morning repeating affirmations that he's happy or rich, he doesn't feel like he needs to prove it, he just is.

2. It's okay not to be perfect 

The world is constantly pushing you towards its standards. Social media makes us believe that others are leading perfect lives, which is not true because those people are choosing what to post and most likely they'll only show you their ups.

3. It's okay to feel down sometimes

We all want to be happy and feel good about ourselves, only life isn't perfect and it'll never be. it hasn't been for anyone and certainly, you're no exception. feeling sad or guilty or any unpleasant feeling is crucial sometimes. You don't know what happiness is until you experience sadness.
The problem isn't in feeling bad, it's rather feeling bad about feeling bad is the main problem. You feel guilty about feeling guilty and get angry about getting angry. that's because you care too much about feeling good at all times. Once you start caring less about the way you feel, you'll feel much better. Start telling yourself:" I feel sad. But hey, that's just life".

4. Accepting the negative experience is a positive experience: 

This is what the philosopher Alan Watts used to call "the backwards law". It means that The less you pursue feeling better, The more satisfied you become, as obsessing about being better is reminding you of what you're not.

On the other hand, pursuing the negative often generates the positive. Challenging your fears helps you build your courage. Enduring the pain of exercising results in the body you always wanted. Being open about your insecurities makes you even more confident and accepting of yourself.

5. Caring about people's opinion holds you from doing the right thing:

Caring less means to be comfortable with being different from the rest. So, whatever you feel right or important, do it and don't care about what people think or about facing failure or embarrassing yourself.

6. Caring less means more room to care about the important things:

Caring less doesn't mean to be indifferent about everything, it simply means caring mostly about what matters to you. It means choosing what's important to you, what matters you want to invest your energy and time into. And for that, you need to choose wisely.

7. You won't be happy when you achieve X or look like Y or be with a person like Z:

Happiness is unconditional, it comes from within and never from circumstances. At least not the true happiness. So you might as well care less about those circumstances.

8. You can't live a problem-free life:

Everyone has his own problems, even rich people do have problems. You might think of some problems as being bigger than others, but in fact, the size of the suffering isn't measured by how big the problem is. It all depends on the way the person perceives his problem.
Pain in life is inevitable, suffering is optional. And to overcome the pain, you need to learn how to deal with it. Caring less is the key.

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