Never let anyone take away from you what you hold dear now, even if you grow out of what you like today, don’t do it out of guilt or because you want to make someone think highly of you. Sometimes people thinking highly off us isn’t illustrated in the form it is in movies, it’s not people admiring you or adorning you with compliments and friendship bracelets, it could be as simple as rejecting your feelings or denying your past because you don’t want to upset them. Don’t build connections with the method of changing who you are, because in the end you will resent it, you will forget who you are. When people like the world you used to, you will say that they’re caught in the same old, which might be true, but remember that you were happy then. Now you might be growing cynical each day as you deny yourself the right to be simply who you are without judging yourself by the knife, without walking on eggshells. If you want to be happy, don’t deny who you are and what you’ve done, don’t stick around people who will try to control what is inside of you, because of things work out by force and you have children, they will suffer from the same denial of self as you. You will stay up nights wondering what is wrong with you, why you are not sufficient, but there is nothing wrong with you, only your situation is wrong but you are powerful enough to break free. I believe in you, and true love will believe in your qualities, so believe in them yourself. Don’t let them pull you apart, do your favorite things.