Rule # 19
If you want to change the way others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself. Unless you learn to love yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses.
-The Forty Rules of Love
Alas! Yearning for love doesn’t change anything but spoils a person. The way we treat others come back to us and whatever we do to others is how we choose things for ourselves. If one loves himself, the world will love him. No matter how worst the world turns out to be, say “thank you” in return. That’ll make you a blessed one.