A while back, I wrote about looking at “snapshots” — those (sometimes seemingly perfect) moments we get from seeing a slice of someone else’s life, reading an article, or, say, watching a video. Ever compare yourself to one of these snapshots? I find it rarely ends well for me.
My teen had some thoughts of her own after reading this post.
Teen Speak: Snapshots
During my junior year of high school, I came to two realizations that somewhat rocked my world (maybe more than they should have): 1) Every single person is going through something of their own, and 2) You can never know exactly what a person is feeling or thinking.
Even if you were to have experienced the exact same events as another person, from the moment they were born until now, you will still interpret those experiences differently from them and/or react differently — because you are different people. For example, an experience that you might’ve found easier to overcome may turn another’s world upside down. I found this image years ago on Pinterest and I never would have thought that I would still be using it as a guide to this day, but here I am. Maybe it will speak to you as it did to me.