• Charlotte Abbott-Brown

Who fucking cares.

Have you ever thought about what you remember most from your parents? What lessons they have taught you or the habits they may have created? My dad has always told me to value everything that I have, constantly reminding me that the things that make up my daily life are extreme privileges which many people don't have. It kept me humble in a way, allowing me at such a young age to realize how blessed I was based off the demographic in which I was raised. Never taking anything which was given to me for granted, to always be appreciative of even the little things, and realize that everything I received someone else was longing for. I will never forget him pulling me aside for his constant reminders, but for that I am grateful.


While my dad kept me humble, my mom looked after my confidence. With the recent empowerment flooding the media recently, it's amazing to see all the women which are beginning to realize their power. For as long as I can remember the saying 'you are the gift,' existed in almost every life lesson given to me as a kid. Not with the intention to make me think that I was better than everyone else, but to ensure that I knew my worth. Im sure many people will agree when I tell you I say these few words as much as I can, to as many people as possible. In any relationship its more than important to ensure you surround yourself with the best people possible. Your peers have the ability to change who you are as a person, Im sure everyone has felt a shift in character depending on who they are with.


What Im trying to say, is that when I was a kid my parents made me aware of my privileges, ensuring that the luxury life I was blessed to have was appreciated as much as it should be. 'You are the gift' taught me to take no bullshit from anyone who treated me less than I deserved. Im not telling you to go quit your job because your boss is a dick and and you don't think they treat you properly. Thats not my point. What Im saying is treat everyone how they deserve to be treated, and understand that there is a certain standard which you also deserve. For example don't date that asshole who doesn't look at you and see how amazing you are 100% of the time, and I mean 100%. Leave behind the 'friends' who only give you backhanded compliments, trust me you're worth more than that manipulation.


I feel like this topic can be so easily misinterpreted because there's also the people who think they are far greater than they are, Im not telling you to be that person. Don't let people convince you that money, popularity, or looks make you a better person, they don't. I know some amazing people who have come from every single part of the spectrum of life, each of them just as incredible as the last. The worst part of it all is that some people aren't able to see it in themselves. Im honestly so close to grabbing people and screaming 'You are the gift' in their faces, it's hard when someone can't see it. Just remind yourself that theres a standard of respect that everyone deserves to receive from you, and what you deserve from other people. Life isn't long enough to cut yourself short because you think you deserve it, you don't. Take that power I know you have in yourself and get rid of the negativity in your life.


I recently was down on myself, whats new, the seasonal depression hit me like a truck. It was super fun. Anyways, I had this thought that we are all going to die. I know that sounds awful but hear me out. Im sat there at my shit job, having a shit day, and it just hits me we're all going to die. My point is, who fucking cares. I dropped out of school, who fucking cares. I don't know what I want to go into for my future, who fucking cares. That person doesn't like me, WHO FUCKING CARES! Stop living day to day about caring what people think of you, dress how you want, do what you want, be and become who ever you want. The judgment comes from comparison, but you can only ever be yourself so stop denying it and just get yourself there.


It's hard to snap out of a state of mind but when you're sitting there at the end of it all, you will never look back on life and regret anything, as long as you loved every single little thing about the lived it. Essentially: be yourself, love what you come from, and don't take peoples shit.

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