A couple of years ago I saw this footage of Eartha Kitt from her documentary All by my self (1982). The actress (known for her role in batwoman) is spitting some truths that I can totally relate to. “When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about?” A powerful message you need to hear once in a while.
Love and compromise
“It’s not for me to decide [if someone can live with Eartha Kitt]. That’s for someone who decides to live with me to decide. Not for me. Compromise? What is compromising? Compromise for what? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise for what? To compromise? What is compromise? [laughs] Stupid. A man comes into my life and I have to compromise? You must think about that one again. [laughs. throws her head back in amusement] A man comes into my life and you have to compromise? For what? For what? For what? A relationship is a relationship that has to be earned! Not to compromise for…and I love relationships, I think they’re fantastically wonderful, I think they’re great, I think there’s nothing in the world more beautiful than falling in love. But falling in love for the right reason, falling in love for the right purpose. Falling in love. Falling in love. When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about? I think if you want to think about it in terms of ‘analyzing’, yes, I fall in love with myself and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me with me. Many times [that has happened] in many ways.” – Eartha in her own words from the 1982 documentary “All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story”
Eartha Kitt gives us a glimpse of her beautiful passionate mind. She’s so raw it’s written all over her face. I can totally agree with her thoughts about love and compromising. How far will you go in a relationship to compromise? Compromise almost feels like sacrifice. And I’m not talking about the small stuff here. I’m talking about the part of you, you think you feel you have to hide. In order for your relationship to work. Never dim your light baby. You are here to shine fiercely. To stand in your own truth of self love.
“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.”
Check out the inspirational video below. Damn, She is such a queen!
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