We all know that life is unfair. However, we each comprehend and deal with it in certain ways. Today, my 13-year-old sister shares her thoughts and how she handles life when it is unfair to her.
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You know the saying, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit?” Well, sometimes looking at the different lifestyles around you feels unfair. Why do they get more money or how come they have a bigger house? It all comes down to perspective.
Others may look at you and instantly put you in a group, but you can choose to not let that bother you. It’s very hard sometimes, and you just want to scream, but that never helps. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Though society is unfair, we can choose to not let it bother us.
Many people will treat us like we will never be good enough, but we can prove them wrong. Sometimes people are mean, and I try not to let it bother me, but they can send cutting blows that are hard to ignore. When this happens I remind myself of the good things in life.
I love the songs Good Day by Liahona Olayan, Count your Blessings by Johnson Oatman, and How Firm a Foundation by Robert Keen, because they remind me that even though things might not turn out the way I want them too, it doesn’t have to ruin everything.
Although, bottling our emotions isn’t good either. We need to feel what we feel and accept it. Bottling our emotions is like shaking a soda. Sooner or later, the pressure in the can will make it explode. Our emotions are the same way.
When I was about eight or nine, my grandparents took two of my sisters, and I hiking. My younger sister and I kept running ahead and getting called back. Soon we started to sneak ahead, like just a few steps. I kept getting caught, whereas my younger sister wasn’t.
This frustrated me, and when we were almost to the car, after getting yelled at for doing the same thing as my sister, I finally threw a tantrum. My grandma pulled me aside and helped talk me through my feelings. I felt much better after getting all the pent up emotions out, and getting help from someone I trust.
I know shoving our emotions aside may feel like the best thing to do at the time, but in the long run, working through them will prevent regret and even embarrassment.