It took me a while to find the right friends and the right people to hang out with.
I always thought I would have to hang out with the popular kids, even though they would bring my mental health down.
They did it so other people would laugh and make jokes about it but they didn’t realize how much damage they were actually doing to me because I laughed with them, but at the time I thought it was normal.
When I realized that it wasn’t, I stopped talking to them all and I made new friends and met new people. These new friends and people in my life make life worth living.
In a way they saved me.