Some people will not like what you say.
Some people will judge you.
Some people will disapprove.
Some people will lie to you.
Some people will misuse your trust.
Some people will ignore you.
Some people will say harsh words.
Some people will blame you.
Some people will gossip about you.
And then there’s you.
Amidst it all.
And you might tune down what you say.
(Hoping to get their approval.)
And losing your voice along the way.
And you might adapt your style.
(Hoping to win them over.)
And losing your sparkle along the way.
And you might change what you do.
(Hoping to avoid the judgement.)
And losing your dreams along the way.
But know that losing yourself
is a high price to pay
in a futile attempt to quiet their harsh voices,
gain their respect and stop the judgement.
It’s a high price for you.
And a high price for us.
Because you and us,
we both need your voice, your ideas, your sparkle,
your views, your creativity, your work
to make this world a better place.
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