Frankenstein and Other Monsters

Monday, November 16, 2015

"What seems like a charmed life never is because we all are strengthened by our trials."

woah... hi mom, that's not what I was expecting from you. 

In this simple text from my mom she recounted a conversation with a woman she'd had lunch with  woman whom, we both had assumed for the longest time, had her entire life together, and never had a hair out of place. 

"At 8 She was driving in her fathers car when they were hit head on. He died the next day; she was called Frankenstein by other kids for all the scars on her face."

Excuse me? WHAT ON EARTH COULD A LITTLE 8-YEAR-OLD HAVE DONE TO DESERVE THIS?! I'm sorry, but no. Whose parent forgot to scold them for being mean? This story served to summarize how utterly cruel we can intentionally be. What this girl really needed was a hug and to be told that it was all going to be okay. She had just lost someone near and dear to her heart ― she was suffering and mourning and instead of finding support was ridiculed for something she couldn't control and honestly probably wished she could've changed.

This blog post is probably going to be shorter than what every article about building a following says, but I don't care. Here is the basic message of this post, courtesy of Yes and Yes:

The world is filled with nice people, if you can't find one, be one.

Life is rough sometimes. Let's be nice to one another, because honestly it's really not that hard. Set your limits, talk about your feelings, and then keep going. There is no reason to be intentionally harmful or cruel or manipulative. I'm not sorry because, honestly, life is hard, the sophomore slump is too real, and we all just want to feel like we belong.

Lovingly yours ,

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