Friday, April 11, 2008
Something I need to realize...
the way people live, does not affect my life.
I hate when people tell me what I'm doing is lame or they think I should be living differently, etc.
Well when I rag on people for the choices they make that I think are bad, I'm pretty much being a hypocrite.
I call people fake just because they like something different now. I lose friends over the fact that they are "copying" others.
Of course, someone taking words out of your mouth and trying to make them sound original is annoying as hell but some people are like that.
We are merely teenagers. No matter how much we want to think we're more than that, in all honesty, we're not. We're all just placed in a group of confused people struggling to find themselves.
Some will mature faster than others, some will get straight A's and know exactly where they are going with life, some will conform, some will rebel, some will do some drugs, some will choose otherwise, some have no idea who they are yet, and so on.
The past two books I've read, have taught me a lot.
[If you haven't yet, you should read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and To Kill a Mockingbird at some point in your life.]
They taught me: there is no such thing as a bad person, just a person that requires a bit more understanding then others. We all have bad days, we all make mistakes. At least once in a lifetime, you will travel in the wrong direction and no one other then you can fix that. Place yourself in another's shoes before you judge them. Learn about their past, family, and what they are currently dealing with.
Everyone is going to change a million times.
People are going to like the same thing as you.
Everyone will make mistakes.
People will disagree and try to change you.
Being yourself does not mean that you're the complete opposite of everyone else.
Being yourself means that you're who you are and like what you like and have the power to overcome others' opinions.