Hello there kids, preteens, and of course teens. I want to give you a little bit of a reality talk. About being grateful... call it a rant, a rave. Whatever you want to call it I'm going to give you guys some advice.
Do any of you have social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia? No, maybe yes?
Well here are some signs/signals/symptoms:
- Intense fear of interacting with strangers
- fear of situations in which you can be judged
-Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself
-Fear that others will notice that you look anxious
-Anxiety that disrupts your daily routine, work, school or other activities
-Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment
-Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention
-Difficulty making eye contact
Many people don't have this but I can tell you one thing. It isnt a joke.
Mine was caused by brutal bullying in the 6th grade due to overly developing in my maturity level and a higher intelligence level than most people my age.
I then developed chronic stress sweat, which runs in my family, where I got so uneasy around people I sweat overly and It smells worse than regular body odor. Which as you can imagine made it worse.
I want to let you guys know because of that I have been in online schooling and haven't socialized with anyone new since this has happened. And you guys need to be grateful, and happy for what you have. I'm going to be honest with you guys. Never push anyone away.... you'll regret it Like I am now. I have no friends left, and the ones I do have are behind a computer screen. Literally no friends. My only source of contact is through a screen.
So think. Are your actions worth it? I'm speaking to Bullies, self harmers, and anyone going through a rough time. Think about it.. how it can effect others. And speak your mind. Never push anyone away. Even if they don't deserve you, you deserve them and speak to me if you feel lonely. I know this feeling all to well.
My rant is over.
It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full.
Be grateful that you have a glass with anything in it.