30th April, 2015. 7:15pm
NaBloPoMo, Thursday, April 30, 2015
E.E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Do you agree or disagree?
I agree with what E.E. Cummings said that, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are” but what he didn’t tell us was that becoming who you really are is just the first step. In order for you to truly become who you are, and who you ought to be, you have to toughen yourself up.
During last night’s Tea Time with Team Epic Reads, Margot talked about the book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which is a book by Becky Albertalli that talks about a boy named Simon who was blackmailed by this guy Martin that he will out him if Simon doesn’t play his wingman. I don’t know how the story unfolds because I haven’t read the book, but I have known about the book since last year. Plus, it has garnered positive reviews since it came out because 1. it’s one of those feel good YA books and 2. it tackles a lot of real-life issues, two of which are bullying and coming out of the closet. During Tea Time, Margot asked why those who are inside the closet are the ones that need to come out. Why can’t “straight people” and everybody come out, too? I know it doesn’t necessarily relates to the quote but I think there are parts of the book that makes it relevant to the topic.
Everyone is so afraid of being judged when they reveal who they really are. Not just because they’re gay or lesbian, but because of the world finally knowing that you’re not who they think you are. It’s true that it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are, but you also have to be patient and tough because people are going to be mean and you can’t do anything about it. You can, however, control your actions. It doesn’t matter who you are, what matters is you keep your head high even when the people starts throwing stones at you after showing them your true colors.