By Emily Chance
There is one thing I just don’t understand. There are over six billion people in the world and we all have problems; pasts and demons, literal and metaphorical. However, there is always one person who will stop what they’re doing, look up at someone else, and try to lower their self-esteem.
All the pain and all the hurt we go through puts a toll on us. It only takes one comment to ruin someone’s day. To push them over the edge and make them break down.
While I don’t believe in sucking up, being two-faced, or trying to protect someone like they’re a fine china, I also don’t believe that someone should emotionally maim another.
Just the other day, I went on a choir trip with my school. One of the underclassmen walked up to a man who just graduated high school and accomplished being the manager at McDonald's. When the underclassman walked up to the manager, he made the comment, “Why would you dress up for a minimum wage job?” This was a man who previously told the superintendent that he hated high school because he was bullied the entire time. The answer to this question, of course, is that you should try your hardest to be the best you can be. No matter what the situation is. The kid in question was made to apologize. As we left, the kid just said, “I regret nothing. I shouldn’t have had to apologize to that a**hole.”
The point is, we are all people. We all have feelings. We have all been though stuff in our lives. Just put away your god complex and open your eyes to the beauty around. If you look at someone long enough, you’ll find a quality that, while you might not love it, you’ll at least respect it. And of course we look different. Everyone is different. There is no specific quality someone should have to make them “perfect.” Such a term does not exist because the human race is far too varied.
Edited by London Koffler