I think this is something many of us suffering from mental illness can relate to in terms of feeling like we have to try to hide our thoughts and feelings to conform with the ‘norm’. I think this a great reminder that at the end of the day we are human and we should not have to feel ashamed about having a mental illness. Similar to other people struggling with ‘chronic migraines’, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, etc., there is no shame to fighting mental illness. We are all fighting out own battles, stigma does no one a favour. Show compassion to yourself and learn to accept and embrace yourself. There is only one of you, so use it to your advantage in making yourself the person you want to be.
I don’t understand why people feel the need to judge others, whether its based off of wealth, beauty, appearance, or intelligence.
First of all who cares. Let people live their life. If you don’t have something positive to say about someone then you shouldn’t have to say it at all or if you don’t mean something don’t bother to say it.
It’s scary to realize how many people fail to realize that words hurt. What we say and do to others matter. Just because you can’t see how someone ‘reacts’ to what you said doesn’t mean that it didn’t hurt them. Building people up starts young. We should work together to build upon people’s strengths and self-esteem. It would go a long way to promoting good mental health.
In truth though, beauty comes from within. You can buy beauty, but you can’t buy class or personality.
Everyone has something to offer to the world. Acceptance and making people feel accepted goes a long way in making the world around us a better place.