A lot of things have happened lately. Globally, nationally, locally, etc. Bit of good. Bit of bad. Bit of both. And like everything through time everyone has an opinion. I'll save you mine because it doesn't matter. But I want to say this...
I hope your life always goes the way you want it to. I hope you are never derailed. I fervently pray that it's all smooth sailing from here on out.
Oh I hope you're never different. That you never think outside the box. Never open up yourself from criticism from the group. Please never ever listen to that little voice that says "but I'm not..." because therein lies folly.
I hope you always conform to society's standards. That you will always walk that very narrow path. That you will always be content with the mold you were cast in by others.
I hope you never feel a passion for something that others think is weird. That you never have to pretend to like something just because you will get called names and made to feel bad about yourself if you don't. I wish all your interests are herd-acceptable.
I hope that some tragedy never befalls you. That something first happen that makes you question the masses. That you're never put in the position that people will assume that because something happened TO you, that it happened BECAUSE OF you. Or worse, to be told that it's your fault, for whatever reason.
I pray that you always do what is expected, even when the ones pushing those expectations are doing the exact opposite. That you don't see the hypocrisy all around you.
Please don't hear when society adds up your parts and decides your worth. Legs, $50. Breasts, $125. Brain, $15. Chuck the rest.
Harsh words I know. But I mean it. Because in the end... the world wasn't made for you. The world was made for us freaks. It was made BY us freaks. Long after your beige boxed life has ended, the Technicolor awesomeness of us few, us glorious few, will be celebrated. Annually in some cases.
We are the creators. The protectors. We move this earth and everything in it. You can belittle us, bully us, and talk down to us.
But you will never break us.