Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
It is important for you to know who you are as a person before you allow anyone to tell you who you are. What I mean by that is when you are in a relationship and a man or woman tells you, “You are beautiful” or “You are handsome” or “You are (fill in the blank)”, that is wonderful and you should be with someone who tells you those things constantly. But you should already have come into this relationship knowing you are beautiful or handsome or smart. Someone shouldn’t have to tell you that in order to make it true. Because if you start to base your worth off of what someone tells you, than if they walk out of your life you are gonna think those things aren’t true anymore because the person that made them “true” is gone. It shouldn’t be a treat if someone calls you beautiful; it should be an acknowledgement of your worth, not the start of a definition.