Don't Kid Yourself
I like to kid myself and tell myself I don't care. But that is such a lie. I mean, sure, I don't care what my friends think of me. They're my friends, and I know that they know me so I know they won't judge me by how they see me act. But I care a lot about what people I don't know as much think. I want people to see me as myself and no one else. I want to stand out as myself. I don't want to appear as just part of the crowd. But at the same time, I don't want to be picked out as being the one who's different. I think that's normal, but it bothers me how much that affects me. I want to be one of those really strong people who can proudly say they don't give a damn 'cause as Dr. Seuss said, "always be yourself because the people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind."