“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” - Osho
This is so very beautiful, and it's how I feel as well. This is why I don't buy flowers or animals anymore. Instead, I go outside to visit and appreciate them. They are their own beings, so who am I to make a decision for them? This goes for people as well. It's not selfish to live the way you want to live, but it is selfish to expect others to live the way that you desire. Let them be, we all have our own paths to walk.
Love Claudia xx