A post by a beautiful friend from back in New Zealand- Ann Sophie. Thankyou and keep shining
“I was studying for finals at uni today and I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on the conversation occurring between the two girls sitting next to me. It was a conversation that ruined my day. For all I knew, they could have been bitching about me, or the person that held the library door open for me, or the barista that served me my coffee before my lecture. All I know is that I would never wish those sorts of words on anyone.
Since returning home from overseas, I have become hyper-observant to this kind of thing. How when you put two people together, the conversation almost always flows to their mutual dislike of someone. How sad is that? The fact that the ability to get through your youth unscathed is directly related to the thickness of your skin.
I guess what I am trying to say is that we all need to remember the power that our words hold. Maybe if we put half the effort used to bring people down into uplifting them, the government wouldn’t need to invest so much into mental health.”