“Don’t bring up the past of a person who is trying to improve their future.” – Anonymous
We all knew those people in high school who were drama queens, jocks, heartless, or nasty, right? They were immature, insecure, trying to fit in and clearly still developing their frontal lobe. AKA Mean Girls.
There are so many times I’ve been with friends who, six years after seeing someone from high school, will be all, Did you see Annie downtown? I hate her. She is such a slut. And then the stories continue of how Annie would never socialize with anyone but guys and wore so much makeup you didn’t even know what she really looked like.
Okay, awesome. You’re 24 now. Why don’t you get to know present-day Annie and make some newer observations? Or forgive her 18-year-old self for being a normal teenager? In some regards, I’m sad for Annie, that she left a poor last impression on her classmates. On the other hand, how often do we really know people’s stories, what their home lives consist of, what relationships have affected them, so on? Annie could have had a terrible mom who showed her that the only way to be happy is to get love from men.
There’s a lot more I could say on this because I care deeply about humans. There are
some tons of people who don’t just launch out of the womb and find success at every corner. Life throws us a lot of curveballs and depending on emotional stability and support systems, those curveballs can really mess us up.
Give these people another chance, wish them the best and stop being so damn judgmental.