It is easier said than done because sometimes, it’s just the way it is. You have to bend with them so you won’t break. You need to conform to them so you won’t be hurt, bullied, and whatever peer pressures out there. You know you’re right but everyone else is doing it, so why not give a try? We want to be cool. We want to be part of the “in crowd”. What’s worse in here is that, it is a big no-no to voice out your beliefs. If your beliefs are not same with their beliefs, you’re out. Sometimes, you want to break free from them but you worry that you’re life will be ruined without them. Which is not true. Get out of your shell. Do not compromise your beliefs just to be “cool” and “in”. If you keep on trying to be like them, then eventually you would lose your identity. Don’t let that happen, because you are wonderful in your own ways. “Cool” disappears after high school.


People say we should just go with the flow. People said that would be easier. It would lessen your burdens. It would make your life more manageable. But think about it this way, what if you don’t like the path of the flow? Would you still follow it or would you have the courage to oppose it? If you ask me, I would definitely stand firm and oppose the flow. I would definitely fight and do what I want. What if the flow is really opposite of your principles? Would you still follow it? Of course not! You should have what it takes to fight for your own will.

I want to have my own will. I don’t want anyone to take it away from me. This will is the only thing that gives me my own actions. It gives me the privilege to be me. It gives me the…

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