Today I was belittled, or at least, my dream was, when someone treated me like I was part of the “pattern” of some big stereotype. It made me feel terrible and small and I already feel these things on a regular basis. And in my heart I know I am neither of those things but sometimes you can’t help what you feel. And these people think they know better because they’re older, and I feel sad. I want to reach out and tell them that their dreams are valid, those they’ve hid away because they’re ashamed or too afraid to face them in the heat of our tropical nation.



It bugs me when people are unnecessarily mean. Like, you didn’t have to make that comment. You could have just kept your mouth shut and left that person not feeling bad about themselves. What do you gain from making someone else feel like shit? Nothing of substance. Maybe a fleeting moment of power but that’s gone as soon as it comes so why? There’s enough unhappiness in the world without you adding to it.