to my past self,
you are the toxic one. not the people around you. and as soon as you realise that, life will get so much better.
you treat people like shit and it’s not funny or cool. it’s not ok.
you need to pull your head out of your ass and start being nicer to people, even if you’re having a bad day and the last thing you want to do is smile at the obnoxious girl who sits next to you in your science class - please, just be nice to her.
you may be going through a tough time and you make that clear through your attitude, but i garuntee you a lot of the people around you are going through shit too. no one’s life is perfect. the least you can do is be a good person and make someone else’s day that slightest bit better.
treat people how you’d like to be treated. remind yourself that every single day of your life.
but never forget that respect is a two way street. for all ages, genders and races. no matter who someone is, don’t let them walk all over you. treat people with respect but over time if you find someone is demanding respect but not giving it in return; put them in their place. that includes your elders.
also one last thing, being a nice person doesn’t mean you can’t stand up for yourself. be kind, always, but always stand up for what you believe in.