your 16 year old pain is temporary. the things you stress over at 16 are not worth a single tear or cut at the wrist. - the world as you know it will only reveal itself to be more ghastly than you think, but your world doesn't have to be a reflection of the world you live in. - some people go through things because they know no better & just because you witness pain doesn't mean you have to resonate with it. - sympathize with the things you see people go through, be of help if that is something you can do. do not destroy yourself trying to be everything for everyone. follow your dreams, be the best you can be, & be the change in the world that you want to see.