I’m sure you’ve all seen the movies where the most popular girls in school are also, coincidentally, always the meanest. It’s almost as though the media wants to attribute being popular to being mean, maybe because its more exciting when an ice queen rules the school rather than your typical nice girl, who knows. However, it’s instilling this idea, this mentality, that in order to be well-known, a person must show at least some degree of coldness.
“Always be kinder than you feel.“
And maybe I’m being stereotypical but I can’t help but state what I see going on around me. Some people may think that being rude makes them trendy and putting other people down makes them cool but if anything, it only makes you totally uncool. Where did the ridiculous idea of hurting other people to look good even come from? I mean, I know some people who demean people just to be funny. It’s honestly sick whenever someone makes fun of something someone is sensitive about like their weight or their appearance for the sole reason of getting some laughs. At this point, you’re not only being mean but you’re bullying them and that shouldn’t be condoned. And it is definitely not something you should be proud of.
Now I get that we all have our off days every once in a while and just about every little thing can set us off because we are so irritated but I just think that it’s so important to be kind to other people, even when you aren’t in the best mood. Sometimes, it can be terribly hard to be ncie, especially when a person is pissing you off so badly, but life wasn’t meant to be easy. I’m not saying you have to go and give everyone you see a hug and compliment them 5 times a day (though wouldn’t the world be such a lovely place if that were the case), but just keeping mean thoughts to yourself is more than enough. And of course a smile here and there never hurt anyone.
Just keep in mind that it’s easy to be mean and to be cold and to be harsh and its easier to lock people out than to let them in, but is that really the way that you want to live your life?