You should always express your feelings, one way or another.
Happy International Youth Day Everyone!!!! (August 12, 2000-August 12, 2013)
Remember, our youth is our future, So, please allow them and encourage them to shine their brightest and follow the right path. If they do, then, we’ll certainly have nothing to worry about. Just like Kofi Annan said, “Let the Young Lead.”
You’ll never know what could have been unless you make it be. Chances are it may and may not work, but the thing is knowing that you did try. If you want something to happen, only you can make it happen. You cannot afford to count on others and wait on them to do the things you want done. You need to step up and do what needs to be done. Try your best always and make your own miracles.
Now that I have actually put that in writing, I realize how sad it really is. So, tonight I want to talk a little about some of us who tend to be so overprotective of our heart, feelings and well-being. In fear of getting hurt, we feel like it is best to just shut down sometimes and we try to force ourselves to not care. I have come to realize that the more I force and remind myself that I don’t care, the more I actually care. That is very true because what we fail to remember is that we cannot possibly control our feelings.
Caring is actually a great thing. I am not saying that it’s easy to do, but we must try our best to just let ourselves feel and care. Restraining yourself from one of the best things in life is like putting an end to your life. It’s not the worst thing that can happen to you.
I would be wrong to promise you that you won’t be deceived and hurt, but it’s all part of growing up. Those are lessons to which you should pay close attention because they will certainly help you in the future. Please, note that I am not encouraging anyone to go and allow themselves to get hurt left and right, up and down. There are situations you can definitely prevent or avoid, but there are also those you can do absolutely nothing about. You just have to let yourself live the best life you can live.
Believe me, I know for a fact that shutting down and pretending not to care is not the way to live. You are just choosing to live a “what if” life and that is not healthy. You can’t possibly expect to live a happy, healthy life wondering what could have been. So, stop shutting down and pretend, just let things be.