Everyone is addicted to something that takes away the pain. We are all living in this messed up world and trying to evade the complications life brings. In doing so, we start to create addictions. Things that distract us from whatever is eating away at us deep inside. Whether it be drowning our sorrows in a bottle of vodka, getting so high we forget our name, or bleeding just to feel alive; each one of us does something that helps make living a little easier.
But the sad thing is, is when we start to judge someone because of their choice of escape. Just because someone decides to smoke a blunt and someone else decides to self harm, doesn’t mean they’re any different. Both people are trying to make the pain go away, they just have different ways of coping. So when you look at someone who is covered in scars, why do you think it’s okay to judge? When you look at someone who is inhaling their bit of happiness, why do you think it’s okay to judge?
We need to start being more understanding and empathetic towards people and listen to what they have to say. Because if people would take the time to listen to what’s going on in someone’s head, they would understand that we are all the same.
We all have problems but through our hardest times, we realize how strong we truly are. And eventually those addictions will start to become a habit and eventually those habits will become once-in-awhiles. And maybe one day those addictions will just diminish. But it’s okay if they don’t.
Because having an addiction, whether it be drugs, self harm, starving yourself, or anything along those lines; it doesn’t make you any less of a person.
You are beautiful the way you are, flaws and all.
And one day you will learn to find better escapes that will be beneficial to you and not self destructive. But until then, stay strong. You can beat this.
You deserve all the happiness in the world and don’t ever let anyone make you think less of yourself. We all have our own demons. We’re just too scared to let them out in fear of what others will think. But there is someone out there who will fully understand you and accept you for who you are.
There is someone who will embrace your darkness and bring light into your life you’ve never dreamt of having.
One day you will realize all the pain you’ve ever felt, all these things you’ve done to escape that pain and feel alive, were a blessing in disguise once you reach that point in your life where you are truly happy. And I promise you will get there. Just take it one day at a time and remember you are worth more than you think.