Lately a lot of things have been on my mind. I see so many of my friends hurting, some even pulling each other apart. People keep rejecting, leaving, and shattering each other. Why though? Can we all not unite even with our differences? How much better would our world be if we could unite? To do that we need to find the roots that lead to rejection. There is many that can lead to people rejecting others anger, selfishness, pride, pressure, jealousy, and fear. Everyone has struggled with one, some, or all of those at some point. Even if you have a large problem with one of them, say you can’t manage your anger well. You can get better and gain self control. We all have friends who struggle with one of those things. Why don’t you reject them then? That is because you are willing to look past that flaw and accept them for who they are. Why can’t we do that for other issues then? Why do we make fun of people who are fat, gay, depressed, weak, and many more. What is the point of looking down on them? If you get to know them you get to see the reasons behind those things. I don’t know about you but I am now friends with some people I used to dislike. They are now some of my best friends. All because I was willing to give them a chance. If you look past everyone’s flaws you meet something way more beautiful. Even if you think there is no hope for you, no one can love you, you aren’t worth anyone’s time. You are, I am 100% certain about that. No matter what you have done, you deserve love, forgiveness, and friendship. Reach out to those who are hurting, show them true friendship, vow to never leave them, stick by them until the very end. Only thing that keeps me going is knowing there is always another person out there who needs me to love them and encourage them. We often make fun of people for being different. I respect people who are different. They can stand up to everyone else and say “I am different, this is who I am.” they are the strong ones who bring change to this world and fight for what is right. I know it may feel like you are the only one hurting. Although, I can tell you if you look around every single person you see is struggling with one thing. That no one knows about because they feel the same way. Then, there is some who tried to help but got rejected. Who have given up on ever seeing someone who will stick by them no matter what. You can be that person. I know some of you who are getting bullied are thinking “I can’t do anything, I will keep getting hurt.” those people who are bullying you feel the exact same way. They feel insecure so they choose the worst way possible to deal with it. By sticking it on others to make them feel powerful and in control. To all girls, you are valuable and deserve respect. You don’t need make up or fancy clothing to look beautiful. You are beautiful no matter what. No buts or if’s, it’s the truth. I value how you can approach each other easier than us guys can. Value that and don’t let go of it. We need to be more welcoming. Although, make sure to never reject someone for who they are. If a guy only loves you for your looks and not your personality he doesn’t deserve you. You are more than that. No matter what, you are always worth it. You may think us guys don’t have emotions and our goal in life is to be manly but we are taught to not show it and to man up. We are usually more likely to open up to you then we are to other guys, because we are fearful. Always remember that you are very special and unique, beautiful, priceless, and worth loving. To guys, I know we need to be manly and tough. Although, don’t forsake (I know some of you are gonna cringe at this or squirm.) love, grace, and forgiveness for being manly. I always say “A real man is one who fights for what is right, loves others, forgives, and supports his friends no matter what.” We are raised to suck up our feelings and man up. That’s not true though, it’s perfectly OK to share what you are feeling. If you think your other guy friends will make fun of you, try it anyway, you may be surprised. If they do then they don’t respect you for who you are. Also, treat girls right, they deserve our respect, don’t look at them as property, or something to make you feel like you are worth something. They are so much more than that. To all, you are all priceless, worth loving, deserve respect, and you can do it. Don’t reject anyone no matter what they have done or who they are. Accept them and help them. If you would like to talk to me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to talk to you and help you with anything.