When I say stuff like “I want to die,” it doesn’t mean i’m going to kill myself. It just means I wouldn’t care if I died. It’s okay to feel that way sometimes. There is a big difference between wanting to be dead and wanting to end your life. Wanting to die is a feeling many people experience because of loneliness or pain or hardships in their life or just plain sadness. Wanting to end your life is when you give up and think that there isn’t a way it’s going to get better. It’s taking the easy way out while having the courage to leave everyone behind. We make excuses and choose only to remember the tiny problems that people have with us and rationalize that as “they wouldn’t care.” But that isn’t true. People do care. So please, please if you are reading this and you feel this way, someone out there loves you dearly. You might not even know they exist, or you might not see their love, but someone loves you. If you have tried to kill yourself before, and it hasn’t worked, there is a reason that you are still here. You have a purpose to fulfill. I can’t tell you what that purpose is, you have to figure it out on your own, but you do have one. If you haven’t attempted it before and you keep dreaming of downing those pills or you are holding that knife, please; put it down. Do the world a big favor and stay in it. You will meet assholes and ignorant biggots and people who are to narrow-minded to see who you really are, but please, don’t die. You will meet people one day just like you who love your music and your fashion, who share your experiences, hopes, and dreams. You will meet people who have the same values of you, and share your sense of humor, and they will love you. Yes, there will always be little differences, but that is what makes you so beautiful. All you can be is you and no one else is exactly like you. Embrace that unique beauty and stand up to anyone who can’t. Life is a long road with many bumps in it, but it’s still too short to let it pass you by. So please, I implore you to try and change someones day, to make them smile. Maybe that one shy smile is all they need to help put the knife down.