Feeling like no one understands you is stressful. We need to feel connected to, and valued by others. When we don’t feel that way it can be frustrating, and even painful.
If you feel this way, the first thing you should know is: you're courageous. You’re brave enough to be someone that no one understands. You have the courage to live in a way that you want, despite what other people think. Acknowledge and celebrate your courage.
When you feel like no one understands you, it’s easy to take it personally, but try not to. The fact that people don’t understand you may be because of how they have chosen to live their lives, not how you chose to live your life. It might not be that no one at all understands you, but that no one you know understands you.
So, it may be a case of seeking out the people who do understand you. Your family, friends and community might not get you, but there will be people out there who get you, who understand the way you think and feel. You just need to find them.
You’ve got this.
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Wonder by R.J Palacio August Pullman, a boy born with facial deformities lives through the uncertainty and awkwardness of middle school. Especially the fragile friendships and changing social structures.
Wink by Rob Harrell Rob Harrell was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer as a middle schooler. He has to navigate the hallways of both hospitals and middle school with humour.
Eleven-year-old Riley moves to San Francisco. She and her five core emotions, Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness, struggle to cope with her new life.
Lego Movie An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from destroying LEGO Land.
How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup, a Viking, must kill a dragon to mark his passage into manhood and be initiated into his tribe. However, he ends up doing the exact opposite by befriending a deadly dragon, Night Fury.
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