Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.
Taking time to relax every day, spending quality time with friends, and practicing mindfulness are some of the tried and tested ways of developing self-compassion.
If we can see the scientific viewpoint as one way of perceiving rather than as offering the only or superior truth, then we can learn from these discoveries without shifting into a more mechanical viewpoint ourselves.