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- It was not your fault you were abused. It was the abuser’s decision to treat you that way
- You don’t deserve to be bullied. Not even bullies should be bullied. You should be treated with respect and kindness
- It is not your fault you have a mental illness(es). People don’t make themselves mentally ill. It is something that happens to us
- Feeling worthless doesn’t mean you’re worthless and being treated as though you have no worth does not mean you actually are a worthless person
- It isn’t your fault you were raped/assaulted. Victim blaming is never okay, even when you are the victim. You didn’t force someone to do that to you. You weren’t asking for it. The blame is entirely on the person who hurt you
- Recovery doesn’t happen all at once. It took years for your eating disorder to develop and undoing that takes a while. You deserve to be patient with yourself
- Doing one wrong thing in your life (unless it’s something like rape or murder) does not define you. That does not make you a bad person overall
- Change is possible. Change is scary. Change is different and new and means coming out of that shell you’ve been living in and that’s terrifying. The light will be painfully bright at first and you’ll feel disoriented for a while, but you will adjust. And you’ll be happy you broke out of your harmful habits
- You can get low grades and still be intelligent. There are many types of intelligence and tests schools use are very narrowly focused and don’t take into account many types of intelligence.
- It’s ok to want to live your own life and not your parents’ idea of what your life should be. Yes, they raised you and did so much for you, but you do not owe them your entire life. They should want you to be happy, so go after what makes you happy.
- 6:00 pm - Wed, Dec 4, 2013
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Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.