Potential threat

Growing up, I used to have the lowest self-esteem. I had little to no confidence, and others perception of me, only made me question who I was. I’m pretty sure during those times, I was the poorest person (and least attractive, in my mind) in class, yet I attracted the most hate. I didn’t have two nickels to rub together, yet people were always eager to give me their two cents on what they thought of me, although I never solicited it. Nonetheless, the flack, bullying, and hate only continued. I knew there had to be an underlying reason for the negativity, because there was no way my socioeconomic status was it. As I matured, I realized what I went through was never about what I didn’t have, but how people perceived me to be a potential threat.

It’s funny how a lot of times people will see greatness in you, well before you do. They’ll do whatever they can to attack your self-esteem, in an attempts to minimize any positive thoughts you have of yourself, or overcoming your situation. To re-enforce the hate, they’ll belittle you in hopes of you not recognizing who are and who you are destined to become! Don’t believe the hype, and don’t listen to the lies! You are not your struggles, but you certainly will overcome them. Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you, be how you perceive yourself. A lot of people don’t like you, because they want what you have, but they don’t have a clue how to get it. Never mind them. You are the IT factor, so don’t blow out your candle, because someone else’s isn’t well-lit!

Keep shining! Keep grinding! Keep being you!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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