You say you’ll never change, you say you’ll never believe all the things they tell you. You say you won’t let them, but look at you, you believe every sentence. Chances are you won’t believe me.
In school children get told who to be, what to say, how to act. They get moulded into this robotic person. This thing that adults think they should be. They get constantly told be old people that they’re stupid, that they’re not worth it. They they’re ruining the world. They get told by teacher that they need perfect grades, they’re life depends on that A in maths. They get told by their parents, and this is the worst, they get told by the people who love them that they have to be different, not because they actually need to be, but because society has decided that they’re not right.
Suddenly these people who I love, are acting like idiots because they’re friends are telling them they have to kiss a boy before they’re thirteen, and they have to get drunk before they’re sixteen. They don’t use proper grammar because they think they look stupid. They think they’re not cool because the popular kids don’t like them, and yet when I look at them and see the coolest person I know, just because three people don’t like you doesn’t mean you’re not someone’s favourite person. I promise.
I get told every single day that I should be doing it differently, by my parents, by my friends, by people I trusted, and I can’t help let it get to me. I swore I wasn’t going to let society change me, but it has, I can see I care when I said I wouldn’t. I see things breaking my skin and changing the inside, I feel things breaking my heart just so they can fix it how they like it.
Everyone says this is a free world, but I don’t feel free. I feel like I’m in chains, and they keep getting tighter.