By: Lina Amraoui
The feeling of being left out can be overwhelming and unbelievably shocking, especially if it’s coming from the people that you thought were actually your “friends”.
And I strongly believe that a lot of us have felt, at some point in our lives, this unwanted feeling. Even the most popular girl in your school, or the class clown, or just you. I know that this feeling can be daunting but one thing that I have learned from my experience with being “left out” was to actually acknowledge that the people that let you down were never your true friends. I know that it sounds too cliché, but this is the harsh truth that everyone needs to face.
The first step to respect yourself is the realization that not everyone in your life deserves a place in there. You can not keep digging places for someone who loves the rays of the sun breaking through the clouds. This realization will make you open your eyes to another fact which is that “being left out” has nothing to do with YOU as a human being but rather with them.
Jealousy is a disease, and you can’t really know it, but you still can prevent yourself from it by staying away from those “friends”.
I know that a lot of you might be thinking that those friends make them feel less alone, especially at lunchtime… But at some point you need and have to face the harsh reality that they are not your comrade, especially when you feel left out from all the adventures or the fun stuff that teenagers do. You may feel alone, but it’s way better than hanging out with people who are just taking the place of the people that are meant and deserve to be part of your life.
How to deal with this feeling: