life just isn’t

[you might have seen this somewhere else…just like to put it again here as reminder]

life isn’t about keeping score
iIt’s not about how many friends you have
or how accepted you are
not about if you have plans this weekend or if you’re alone
not about who you are dating, who you used to date,
how many people you’ve dated, or if you haven’t been with anyone at all
it isn’t about who you have kissed,
it isn’t about who your family is
or how much money they have
or what kind of car you drive
or where you are sent to school
it’s not about how beautiful or ugly you are
or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on,
or what kind of music you listen to
it’s not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown,
or if your skin is too light or too dark
not about what grades you get, how smart you are,
how smart everybody else thinks you are,
or how smart standardized tests say you are
it’s not about what clubs you’re in or how good you are at “your” sport
it’s not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper
and seeing who will accept ‘the written you’.

life just isn’t.

life is about who you love and who you hurt,
it’s about who you make happy or unhappy purposely
it’s about keeping or betraying trust
it’s about friendship, used as a sanctity or as a weapon
it’s about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening
it’s about starting rumours and contributing to petty gossip
it’s about what judgements you passed and why
and who your judgements are spread to
it’s about who you’ve ignored with full control and intention
it’s about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge
it’s about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow and spreading it
but most of all, it’s about using your life to touch or poison other people’s hearts in such a way that could have never occurred alone
only you choose the way those hearts are affected,
and those choices are what life’s all about.

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