My friend once told me “I don’t really trust anyone, I don’t really tell anyone anything.” At first I thought this was the saddest thing in the world, but then I realized it’s the rule to survival. If you never trust anyone, they can’t let you down, and you can’t be hurt. If you don’t tell anyone anything, they can’t silently judge you or even worse they can’t judge you out loud. Yeah, maybe I never see my friend overly happy about anything, but at the same time I’ve never seen her break down the way I have. I grew up thinking that when counselors told you, you can ‘speak up’ about your problems, that they would magically make your life okay. But it doesn’t work that way. There are just some pinnacles in life you need to face alone, whether you like it or not. Not everyone gets pass them, not everyone makes it to the other side unscathed and still happy. I guess I’ve also grown up seeing that. Life is never easy. But, you can’t quit. You can’t lose to life.