Why I am confident in myself!
Lately things have been going fairly well! I'm actually content (for the first time in my 20 years of existence) with who i am as a person! After continuously being put down by my fellow peers and what-not, I've gained a thick skin. I could really care less of what anyone's opinion is of me, negatively. (However, if it's constructive criticism i would really appreciate to hear all of it). It's just wonderful to know that the phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" resonates to me in this day and age. It's funny how people's ethnicities, orientation, physique, and intelligence often are the content of the negative comments. They observed you. That's a positive thing in of itself the fact that someone took the time to look at you and conjure up some remark. If you didn't mean anything to that person, positively or negatively, then why would they take the time out of their life to waste energy thinking and talking to you? I suppose that's the wonder of it all.
Anyway, the point is that i think everyone should be proud of who they are, if people have to say things, let them. There's no harm in hearing what people have to say, just DON'T give them the fuel to continue. Just laugh, even if you feel like crying on the inside. NEVER let the enemy win, just laugh in their face when they say something to you. It's the advice i've lived by and my happiness is a success to this advice. I really hope that any child going through a rough patch or any teenager who is dealing with insecurities takes this to heart, and ACTUALLY applies it. It's easier said than done, i understand. However, take it one step at a time. Like, if someone says a rude comment about you, just laugh even though it kills you inside. Just do it. Confuse the enemy. Second step, Don't think about the comment, it will ruin you in the end as you'll keep thinking about what you could have said, or should have done. DON'T. Third, smile as if there's no tomorrow. Do things you love to do such as paint, listen to music, create fashion, get into a sport, etc. It will ease your mind. Just go with the flow!
Moral of the blog: NEVER EVER listen to people unless it helps you! People are Cruel, yadda yadda yadda.
Hope this helps!
Peace and Love