I’m not smart. I don’t know exactly where the dishes go in the dish washer and I don’t know much about politics or government. I didn’t get a high ACT score like everyone else in high school nor did I get any special scholarship. I want to do a lot of things, but I’m constantly distracted by school, people, and laziness. I become quiet when I can’t find anything to talk about with someone that I’ve been around for only a few months (personal dorm problems).
I’m not the prettiest person, nor am I the smartest, or even the kindest.
We try so hard to become a person we strive to be, but many things hold us back. We’re pressured by anxiety, or the judgmental views of society, or how we’ll be seen when we wear sweatpants or the same t-shirt three days in a row. We’ve slowly grown into a society that judges by how we look or what our place was in high school. Were we smart? Or were we not so smart? Were we nicknamed druggies? Were we nicknamed sluts or inexperienced? Or were we someone that was just trying to find our place in the world?
We need to start forming into a society that will accept someone for who they are or what mistakes they made to get to the better them. We need to stop judging someone just by how they look or how smart they seem to be or what sexuality they are, or whatever else.
It’s ok to be hanging out with someone and silence fills the gap. If there’s nothing to say, there’s nothing to say. Learn to enjoy the silence of just being in the same space as someone. It’s ok to be awkward in any situation. It’s ok not to know where the cups go in the dishwasher or what the density of a car is. There’s a lot of things we don’t know, whether it’s common sense in someone else’s eyes or not. If it’s not common sense to us, then it’s not common sense. We learn and move on.
There’s a lot of things that make us feel inferior or dumb, but it’s all a learning experience that we need to just take in and walk in stride with it. This was just something I thought would be encouraging to all and I hope it did encourage you. If you ever need advice on anything, you let me know. Let your friends know.