Life isn't about keeping score.
It's not about how many friends you have
Or how accepted you are.

Not about if you have plans
this weekend or if you're alone.
It isn't about who you're dating,
who you used to date,
how many people you've dated,
or if you haven't been
with anyone at all.

It isn't about who you have kissed.
It's not about sex.
It isn't about who your family is
or how much money they have.
Or what kind of car you drive.
Or where you are sent to school.

It's not about how beautiful
or ugly you are.
Or what clothes you wear,
what shoes you have on,
or what kind of music you listen to.

It's not about if your hair is blonde,
red, black, or brown.
Or if your skin is too light or too dark.
Not about what grades you get,
how smart you are,
how smart everybody else thinks you are,
or how smart standardised tests say you are.

It's not about what clubs you're in
or how good you are at "your" sport.
It's not about representing your whole being
on a piece of paper and seeing who will "accept"
the written you.


But, life is about who you love
and who you hurt.
It's about who you make happy
or unhappy purposefully.

It's about keeping or betraying trust.
It's about friendship, used
as a sanctity or a weapon.
It's about what you say and mean,
maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.

About starting rumours and
contributing to petty gossip.
It's about what judgements you pass and why.
And who your judgements are spread to.

It's about who you've ignored
with full control and intention.
It's about jealousy, fear,
ignorance, and revenge.
It's about carrying inner hate and love,
letting it grow, and spreading it.

But most of all, it's about using your life
to touch or poison other people's
hearts in such a way that could
have never occurred alone.
Only you choose the way
those hearts are affected,
and those choices are
what life's all about.

Author Unknown

Art work by Thomas Kinkade