8 Super Sweet, Uplifting Quotes From Netflix's Heartstopper
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8 Super Sweet, Uplifting Quotes From Netflix’s Heartstopper

“Do you ever feel like you’re only doing things because everyone else is? And you’re scared to change? Or do something that might confuse or surprise people? Your real personality has been, like… buried inside you for a really long time?”

Change might sound scary, but it’s not always a negative thing. Sometimes, it’s a beautiful thing. Even though you might be hesitant to step out of your comfort zone and venture into the unknown, it could make you happier than you’ve ever been before. Some risks are worth taking, so you shouldn’t let special opportunities pass you by.

“You’re not allowed to say the ‘S’ word.”

You should stop apologizing for being yourself. For taking up space. For using your voice. You need to stop thinking of yourself as a burden or an annoyance. People love you more than you realize. While apologies are important when you make an actual mistake, you’re being too hard on yourself. People want you around. You matter.

“You seem much more yourself around him.”

The right person will make you feel like you’re free to be yourself. You won’t feel the need to play pretend in order to impress them. You can be your weird, wonderful self whenever they’re in the room with you. They aren’t going to judge you. They’re going to love you exactly the way you are.

“I was really scared no one would like me, so I didn’t even try talking to people at first.” 

You have to put yourself out there. Otherwise, you’re going to end up creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you assume no one wants you around, then you won’t come around, and you’ll be all alone. You need to stop assuming that no one will want anything to do with you because you have so many beautiful traits. So many people would be lucky to call you a friend.

“I deserve to be appreciated.”

You deserve a partner (and friends) who appreciate you. You don’t deserve to feel like a second choice or a backup plan that others turn to when there’s nothing better to do. You are valuable – and others should treat you that way.

“I’m just so confused. I just need some time to figure this out.”

The right person isn’t going to rush you. They’re going to encourage you to move at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. They are going to support you and remind you that they’re there for you, no matter what. They aren’t going anywhere.

“You don’t get to make me feel like crap anymore just because you hate yourself.” 

Most of the time, bullies are only being mean to you because they’re trying to take out their anger about something else going on in their world. Their attitude says more about them than it does about you. Of course, their self-hatred doesn’t give them the right to treat you so cruelly. You deserve respect.

“Don’t feel like you have to come out yet before you are ready.”

Move at your own pace. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you’re not ready to do yet. You shouldn’t feel ashamed about how long it’s taking you to get comfortable with your sexuality – or how long it’s taking you to figure out what your sexuality even is. You don’t need to put a label on it. And you don’t need to explain yourself to anyone.