1- i randomly started to think of harry and paige and then i remembered how awful her friends were to him. how they had him paying for lunches, when they pretended to fall asleep at the show he invited them to AND left early, and finally how one of them posted the infamous pic of him and paige for some kind of sick revenge. it suddenly struck me how violated he must've felt about the whole thing like... he met these new people that were his age and that he kinda bonded with and they
2- just used him and tried to humiliate him. idt new fans realize the shit he went through and how it shaped him into the person he is today. very reserved. very careful. someone who craves privacy and who surrounds himself only with people he truly trusts. it makes me feel so sad he had to go through that, and other things that we might not even know about. i know that now he’s older so that had something to do with it but growing up and living your life in front of cameras and millions of
3- people who like to pick everything you do apart seems so exhausting. and kind of depressing. i’m so happy he’s managed to, in his own words, compartmentalize his life and create a healthy happy balance. i truly love harry so much and he deserves the best. this is very emo but i had to get it off my chest 😭
he’s definitely been used and picked apart and analyzed and all that shit. i actually saw a discussion the other day on how louis and harry, in response to the larry shit, both went different ways of handling it and overcompensated in their respective ways, which i thought was interesting. i mean obviously that’s just one part of a larger picture of their lives and fame and the encroaching nature of fans and all that. tbh even sometimes myself i feel guilty on here picking apart this or that with him bc i can figure how dehumanizing in some ways it can be for you to be that person being talked about 24/7. i honestly… like i look at him and i really respect him in so many ways for the lines he’s drawn and his clawing back of privacy and how he handles himself when i’m older than him and if i grew up under a lens like that… man idk how he managed it all and managed to still be so kind and have such a big heart and still treat fans with such respect and love and care, etc. like he’s had so much shit to deal with and shit people and shit fans and shit interviewers etc and obviously there’s been soooo much good in his life to and amazing experiences and stuff which im sure is what he focuses on, but i imagine even now he has days where the criticisms constantly are hard to take and such. idk i just really…. am moved by how good of a head and heart he seems to have. he’s definitely a good one.