Life Lessons

This is a Movella filled with life lessons. It's not a story, or full of poems. It is simply full of what I've learnt from life, and what others have learnt.

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24. Find a Role Model- Fictional or Otherwise

Do you ever feel different? An outcast, maybe? Or just plain weird? I do. I am all of those things. I don't like to play by the rules or run with the crowds. My life is dictated by me- no one else- and that isn't going to change any time soon.

I like to compare myself to Eugenia Phelan, Miss Skeeter, from The Help. She dared to do things no one else in Jackson would dare to do. I dare to do things no one in this town would do. In many respects, my hometown is rather like Jackson- just without all the racism and what not that you find in The Help. There's a trend, and everyone follows it. Miss Skeeter doesn't follow it, and nor do I. All she wanted was her big break in New York; all I want is my big break out of this city.

Another thing about Skeeter that I love is that she is 23 and is quite happily single, whereas all her 'friends' are settled down with a husband, house, car and kids. Of course, I'm only 15, but most of my friends have boyfriends, weekend jobs and want to become things like accountants, engineers and other things I couldn't care to do. I don't want the mundane 9-5 routine. I want change! I want to be free to write what troubles me, without restrictions. I want to see the world and live before I settle down with someone. And let's face it, unless you're a size 0 and drop-dead gorgeous, guys from where I'm from just aren't interested. And even if you are relatively pretty, they all end up to be idiots. Well, the guys I know are. Wesley is a prime example of this. You may think that they're interested, but when it all goes to pot, believe me, it always ends up being your fault.

Anyway, the moral of today's story is that you should have someone to look up to- someone who inspires you. Yes, Eugenia Phelan is a fictional character, but her morale and attitude towards life is just awe-inspiring.

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