Today, I let people get to me. As an independent and strong young lady, I let myself down because I allowed mean actions of others towards me to seep into my thoughts. Yet, I am grateful for the experience because it has taught me lessons about good and bad. It is understood that there is evil in our world. That’s why there is a Satan and there is an Almighty God. God is there to lead us away from sin and into his arms. However, it still blows my mind how people can be so vindictive towards another human being. I don’t understand it and I don’t relate to it, because I am naive to cruel thoughts and actions, which I am incredibly thankful for. With that being said, I learned a good deal about myself and the world around us today. Although we don’t understand why and how another can treat us the way they do, we must not allow them and their actions to affect us and our state of mind. We can not let cruelty damage our pure thoughts. Bullying of any sort is not okay. I am not saying that you shouldn’t be hurt or affected by the matter because frankly that is an impossible feet to accomplish. Yet, it is possible to rise above and not let the insecure person who hurt you bring down your self-confidence. Perception is a matter of opinion compiled from life experiences, values, and beliefs, meaning everyone’s perception is different. Therefore, YOUR perspective is the ONLY one that matters to you. Disregard the rest because they will not and will never understand your perception and vice versa, which is okay. Don’t allow your perception of yourself be changed by another person.