Not many of us are being told to slow down and let life be as it is. Especially when you grow older. No one warned us about holding onto things. We are expected to be such and such.
Care too much about it from far, but care too much for yourself enough to not let it hurt you.
From a personal experience, I am slowly learning to careless about the things that will in the end break me. Slowly starting to appreciate the things I have and the things I will never end up having. Because if its good to me, I’d have it my way. And that saying goes for one who is struggling to let things as it is.
You may be loving someone/something so much that you start letting go of yourself. As for humans, the moment we start letting go of ourselves is the moment we will stop to recognizing our self- worth. A good example would be, water is good for our bodies, we are expected to drink water, but if we drink it too much it could harm us.
To end with, love yourself enough to eliminate the things that may harm you even when they seem to be good for you.