i feel like there must be something about my personality that allows people to feel comfortable making their insecurities my responsibility. i’ve been trying so hard to demand respect from others by first showing them respect, yet so many people in my life have such strong opinions about how i should live my life.
others put their insecurities about their faith, their bodies, their actions on me by having an opinion about my faith, my body, and my actions. it feels so unjustified for others to have such high standards for themselves and in turn such unachievable standards for others.
it feels like i’ll always be 17 in my hometown.