I'll begin on a personal note, why not? 🤓

I've been humiliated and ridiculed, quite recently actually. I felt unappreciated, ridiculous, disrespected, tired. Why was I ridiculed? For my age, such a silly answer, but it happens too often. 😑

This person would belittle me in front of others, call me names behind my back and swear at me. Bearing in mind they were old enough to know better. But what could I do? This person was my superior. Others knew what this person was doing but it was brushed under the carpet; it was reported, but still brushed under the carpet. 😔

Why did I not stand up for myself? I couldn't see much of a point, the perpetrator didn't care about my opinion, after all in their eyes I was just a little girl "who knows nothing"; this person didn't even believe that people of my age group could be literate. Of course a nicely written paragraph couldn't have been written by a young person, the big words are just too diffcult for us to use.

But that doesn't matter any more, although I spent a long time feeling put down by this person 😧. They are no longer a part of my life, and I know that I'm not stupid, the other people who witnessed it know that I am not stupid. This person is not the first, and will not be the last to treat me this way. I believe it has made me a stronger person, but I still should not have been subjected to it.

I suppose the moral of the story is:
Don't let other people put you down, or make you think about yourself in a negative way. At the end of the day the only person you have to prove yourself to is you. Learn to love yourself, those who deserve you will love you too 🤗. Be kind even when others are not, their actions and words say more about themselves than they do about you.