It takes a lot of courage to be honest with yourself, and to see yourself for what you really are. And it takes even more courage to admit that you were wrong and that you need to start doing things differently.
I wish more folks would appreciate the inner strength it takes for people—especially kids and teenagers—to question their identities and try out words for themselves, instead of dismissing them as “confused,” or “attention-seeking.”
To be confused about your identity doesn’t mean that you are weak or fake. Not knowing something doesn’t mean that you are foolish or inferior. Being able to admit you don’t know something, is the first step to learning and growing as a person.
i know that you aren’t American (your spelling of “color” gives you away ;)) and my addition to your post wasn’t really a response as it wasn’t directed at you. i was simply adding on to the great things that you said.
sorry for not being clear about that to begin with.