Welcome to the real world, it sucks. You’re going to love it
There will be times people will attempt to deflame you; reflect their insecurities by taunting you and mask it behind saying it’s just a joke.
You will be inclined to look up to people who have a developed a thicker skin — an impermeable, impenetrable layer of energy in which they carry “I don’t give a shit aura” and compare it to your thin-skin-stained-with-soft-hearts-on-your-sleeve in an attempt to rework-reshape yourself for you to be protected from being hurt.
But most of the time we don’t even need to develop a thicker skin as our defense mechanism, but rather have a different perspective itself
We need to ask ourselves do I really want to waste my energy on this? Do I really want to halt myself from pursuing further because of this? Hence, smartening who you are rather than compromising on our authenticity.
Because your mindset and perspective can play equally a powerful role to impermeable, impenetrable skin.
Surely most challenges we face are debilitating, heart soaring, even “I want to cry all day” at times — but I hope you find the energy, the passion, the focus to merely see this as a obstacle to over come and surpass forward; louder and bolder in your own wear.
Because the truth is, life is just getting rougher-tougher with every step, you take out of your shadows — but the hope that in the end what each experience morphs you to be and the drive to where you want to be will recompense for the journey, will hopefully make it worth while.