“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
I remember captioning a picture on my Instagram with that quote a few weeks ago. Now, in my current mood, I laugh at it. Maybe it’s finals week, maybe it’s 2016, maybe it’s the incompetent, judgmental people I have to interact with daily. Maybe it’s all of the above. But I am so done with the following things.
I am so done with adults acting like children. If you pass someone you know, whether you like them or not, it’s common courtesy to say hi to them, not ignore them and look down as you pass. You just look stupid when you try to ignore the fact you know them. Grow up.
I am so done with political posts on social media. The election is over and we are still tearing each other apart. I have witnessed people who have been life-long friends break their friendships over political disagreements. Go protest for who you wanted elected. Stop tearing each other down on social media and actually do something about it. Or else, shut your mouth.
I am so done with being told to filter what I say. I was recently told “you don’t need to air your dirty laundry on social media.” Well guess what? I can if I want to and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I’ve even been told to cover up the fact that my disgrace of an aunt-in-law stole over $50,000 from my disabled grandparents. Nope, not any more! It’s my life, my mouth, and I can say what I want.
I am so done with judgmental people. People can wear what they want, say what they want, and do what they want. Your judgment doesn’t make you any better. You don’t know their story, their life. And your judgment definitely won’t change what someone is wearing. Get over it.
I am so done with people underestimating my intelligence. I am one of the most observant, intelligent, in-tune people you will meet. When you slack off at work, lie to me, or text me with a hidden agenda, or simply do something you think I didn’t notice, I know exactly what you’re doing, and when the time comes, you’ll be exposed. I’m a silent threat, so stop taking me lightly and challenging my intelligence. It won’t end well for you.
I am so done with incompetent teachers/professors. The world does not revolve around your class or you, so the sooner you realize this, the quicker your students will actually start learning and respecting you.
And finally, I am so done with this year. 2016 has brought nothing but pain. My grandpa died during the summer, which still hurts. I had knee surgery. My sports careers ended. My aunt just recently had a stroke. Plenty of things could be said about the election. I’m over it. I have no capacity left in me to give time to judgmental, disrespectful people. People will make time for what they want to make time for. You are important, even if some people don’t see it. I have learned so much this year about myself and the people around me, but I am so done with everything and one thousand percent done with this year.