In response to post #45: If you could go back in time and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself ten years ago, what would you say?
Ten years ago I was ten years old.
It was 2001. That year I had just skip a grade and entered a new class where all the kids are older than I am. I didn’t have much social skills back then (even now) so I wasn’t very good at the making friends part. Especially the small talks part, I used to thought there were just pretense of people who wanted to be popular. I usually get to the pleasantries and that’s it. That year I remembered the popular kids disappearing during break times, the hushed whispers of classmates during lessons – the feeling of being outcasted. And being in a class of less than thirty students didn’t exactly help much.
So, if I had five minutes with myself ten years ago, I would probably tell myself this :
“Don’t over think too much.
Especially about friendship. Quantity isn’t worth as much as quality. As you grow older, you won’t be very popular, you won’t have as many friends as you thought you would, but that wouldn’t matter to you anymore. As you grow older, you would be able to find close friends that you would keep forever. And those people would accept you for who you are.
Here’s something I quote from One Tree Hill, S6 Ep 24: Remember Me As Time Of Day
Take a look at yourself in a mirror who do you see looking back? Is it the person you want to be? Or is there someone else you were meant to be the person you were meant to be but fell short of? Is someone telling you you can’t or won’t? Because you can.
Believe that love is out there. Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do. Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family and the quiet nobility of leading a good life. Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy because you deserve to be. Believe that.
And believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.