The Thoughts of a Perfectly Imperfect Teenager

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We all receive hate. We can’t help but take it personally. We want everyone to like what we do, and we want to receive words of love and words of care. Sometimes, it’s nice to get back that criticism; we all need that sometimes before our heads get too big.

But then we see these messages of pure hate. Pure evil. And we just can’t understand what would cause someone to write that. We think, “What did I do to you to deserve that?” Well, there are a lot of things for me to say to that.

First, I will say, YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, BRILLIANT, SPECTACULAR, UNIQUE, WEIRD (in a good way), GORGEOUS, SMART, LOVELY HUMAN BEING! Don’t ever forget that, and don’t let anyone convince you that you are anything but that. If anything, they are purely jealous of your radiating brilliance.

Secondly, there are billions and billions of people in this world. There’s always going to be those people that just hate and hate for no reason. Those people that take glory in other people’s miseries. We, who want to make a difference in the world, can not be held back by such ignorant people. I will be here for you, there will always be people here for you.

Thirdly, what are they saying? You can’t do something, you’re dumb, you’re stupid? Why are you dwelling on that? Get out there, and prove them they’re wrong. No matter how much someone criticizes you, the best comeback is proving them wrong. They said you’re stupid, prove them wrong! They said you can’t do something, prove them you can! You’ve got this!

Okay, I know, maybe I went a little overboard there. It’s not that easy, I get it. I’m not that stupid. It’s hard. What I just described? That’s what we want to be, we want to be like that. As a matter of fact, I take that back, it’s really, really, really hard.

I know, I know. We want to overcome the hate we get every single day. We want to stay strong. We tell ourselves this over and over, yet nothing changes. It’s so frustrating. I get it. I really do.

Hate is so strong. When someone says, “I hate you,” it’s not just something you quickly get over. You see it or hear it. Then you think, “Why do they hate me?” We spend forever thinking about what one or two people have said to us.

So, I’m sorry, I am literally the biggest hypocrite. But we have to get over the hate. Get past it. And if I can’t, that’s on me. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. I’ll just get back up like my stubborn self always does. Those people have nothing better to do with their lives - but we do. If I can’t do anything else with my life, I’d like to think that I helped make a difference in the lives of other people.

Now, I know there are haters out there who might be reading this right now, and personally, I don’t mind seeing what haters have to say about my work - just don’t randomly hate on the works of one of my friends, or I apologize in advance for what I might do. So you can take all your hate out here. I am letting out all my feelings, so no reason why you can’t as well.

In fact, I am grateful for all the people giving me a tough time because they show me exactly the person I don’t want to become, and they show me the things I should never resort to doing.

Feel better? I hope you do because I know you’re going through tough times as well, and let’s just wrap up with one of my favorite quotes:

“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.” -Lemony Snicket

And I hope we can all agree on that one!

Have a beautiful day, beautiful person.

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