Never make good people in your life feel like options. The operative word is “good”. They could be employees, lovers, spouses or children.
No matter how tempted you are to undervalue these people in your life, remember that people only stay where they feel valued.
Society almost always makes us believe that people are replaceable. People in societies are almost always seen and treated as tools. In truth, everyone is unique. Everyone has something special they bring to your life—good or bad—and no one is really replaceable.