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Do not feel special anymore
Posted on: 09/09/2011
I'm 16, usually I have very high self-esteem, but for some reason I feel very insecure in school now. I don't feel pretty or beautiful anymore, I know teens are going through hormones and stuff, but still! I've cut my hair to grab attention but now all the girls at school are doing the same thing and I started to pierce my ears and many girls are doing it now! I don't feel special aymore. Please help me.
Being a teen is tough and media would have us believe that what matters is how we look and dress, but what makes you special is actually who you are on the inside! Be you, do good things, spend time with the things you love, and you will shine - because there is no one else like you!