A/N: This little "motivational" tangent thing started because of my friend who was worried about how her employees were using her, and multiple other things that probably should not be mentioned.
People are not worth your time or energy and you are amazing for walking away even though it took you a bit to realize and I am so glad you have learnt to say no because that is beautiful.
Things are supposed to be give and take not give and give or take and take. Either of them can be toxic and mess you up badly which is a big no-no anyway. You've been giving and giving because of your generosity and have been deprived of taking. And now that you've realized it you're building a path for yourself and you are the G.O.A.T for that.
You say you're broken, and that's okay. Glue and tape exists for a reason. Find it and put yourself back together. It's all on you. You can't be depending on people because people are horrible to be honest and they only look out for themselves because that's how the world is. Your target should be you first. If you try to just help other people all the time you won't have time to work on yourself. You might not have enough glue or tape left for yourself.
Work on yourself first and then if, only if, you have the skills and time to help others should you lend a hand. Or else keep to yourself and basically fake it till you make it and walk on. Because for real, no one cares. You're on your own and no one will look at you until you turn into the sun.
No one ever points out the sun, do they? "Look, did you see the sun. A sun exists. Look at it." No, it doesn't happen. It's already there, everyone knows it's there, everyone appreciates it. Because of its existence, it's beneficial to others as well. It's literally a life-giving source of light.
If you work on yourself hard enough trust me you will turn into a sun. But don't work on yourself for other people. Work on yourself for you because that's the only thing that will benefit you, and maybe, people might love you or change for the good because of you and your existence.
Look for your glue or tape and start working.