September 19th Prompt: If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?
This one is easy for me. It's something I learned early on in life. It's something that I've struggled with in the past (as much as only a year ago), but it's something that I ALWAYS come back to. It's something I tried to instill in my students, and it's something that I'll ALWAYS stick to.
But seriously. Why do something that you know is wrong just to fit in? Why appease other people just so they'll like you, even if it means you're doing something you KNOW isn't right? Stick up for what YOU believe in. Always. You will feel better about it, I promise. And if you go along with the crowd just to be a part of the crowd, you will not be happy. In fact, are those the people you honestly want as your friends anyway? I didn't think so.
What is one piece of advice YOU would share with others?