When we look in the mirror we see what the world sees of us.
If we want to see a smile, then better that we take to smiling first.
If we want to be treated well by others, then we better treat others well first.
And so on.
The world carries on with or without us, it is not the responsibility of others to make our lives happy, fulfilled and successful. We have all the time in the world to decide what we show to the world and if we’re not happy what we see in the mirror, then we can always change it.
What we get from our lives is a reflection of how we are to the world and ourselves too.