“I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.”
So this kid who came to my school for a year had just passed away from some sort of disease. I could tell he struggled with friends, speaking, living life. He looked really confused every day and knew that something in his body would soon end his life. I remember trying to talk to him but he either didn’t hear what I said or didn’t know what to say back. As much as he could, he told me about how he never used to be like this. I noticed that he always wanted to try. He never gave up even though all the class work was just a whole bunch of shit that he couldn’t understand and some of the other kids would just think he’s weird. As much as he was in pain, I knew that he was pushing every single day but the thought of him dying inside was just a horrific thought to me. A year has past and he’s in a better place now. This just made me think about people in general and myself. I wonder how I would’ve treated him or what I would’ve thought about him if I didn’t know he was going to die. Or if he was just an ordinary kid with speaking and listening problems. I admire his strength and perseverance. It not only shows that people always judge by the appearance, or exclude the “not so cool” kids but also the fact that no matter what situation you’re in, be strong and live the life that you are given to the fullest.