To all the sad and confused teenagers out there…
To all the sad and confused teenagers out there….
It is okay to not be okay. We ignore our sadness, our desires and things we fear to blindly conform to this idea of happiness. We want to be happy so bad that we are willing to trick ourselves into believing we are. We as a society have developed this idea that anything but a coke and a smile is inhumane. That anything that spews off this idea other than pure happiness is ugly,wrong and in needs of being treated. Any signs of sadness makes you suicidal. Any signs of confusion makes you a misguided teenager. That the natural up and down road of learning to accept yourself deems you as crazy.
It’s not crazy. You’re not crazy. You’re not anything but human.
I will be the first to tell you I am sad a lot. I fear so much in my life. I don’t know if I’m going to be successful in life. I don’t know if I’ll live to see a nice age. I am fearful of messing things up. I am a sad teen who is dealing with a break up who naturally cares too much about everyone around me. I’m under so much pressure between family and friends and I’ve set the bar so damn high for myself I don’t know if ill ever reach it. I always want more out of myself.
And we always act like these things don’t happen. We act like these things aren’t real. Like each and everyone one of us aren’t going through our own things. We all brush these things off in order to look “happy and satisfied” for other people knowing deep down how we really feel.
And because of hiding our real emotions to express fake ones, it’s stopping us from being who we really are. How can you be you if you can’t be real with yourself. People are so afraid of being exposed as being human and having flaws. There is no need to be afraid of doing what humans do and that is make mistakes and learn from them. There is no reason to be afraid of being vulnerable. If people were more open and honest about their life, their intentions, their goals, their passions(doesn’t mean reveal everything)..then maybe we’d all feel less alone and feel as we deserve to feel.
We deserve to feel emotions and not be ashamed for feeling those emotions.
To the sad teenager afraid of life..its okay, because you are not the only one.
To the depressed teenager who wonders if anyone ever gives a shit about them..you’re not the only one.
To the teenager with the weight of the world on their shoulders afraid of ruining everything..you’re not the only one.
To the heart broken teenager who is afraid of dying alone, you’re not the only one.
To the teenager that feels alone in a room full of people..you’re not the only one.
And if you feel like you are…I’m with you and even if no one else on this damn site wants to admit it in public…they’re with you too.