The Easy Way Out

It’s so much easier to say “I’m fine” than to tell someone “I’m not okay. Can I talk to you?” Saying that you’re fine allows you protect yourself. It keeps you from getting hurt by someone you love. I lie so much about being okay hoping that one day it’ll come true. I don’t want to burden the people around me with what’s inside my head. I don’t want to be laughed at, or judged, or pushed aside… Saying “I’m not okay” out loud frightens me. Why is it so much easier to lie?

The best way to…

The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact, is to realize that two out of three ain’t bad.

A line from a Fall Out Boy song titled Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued (Me and You). Long title, I know, but if you know the band, you know how they are with naming songs. This line made me feel so light when I first heard it. I know many people, myself included, though not to the same extent, who have cut themselves and hearing that line gave me hope. I knew then that the people I loved would make it through all right. That we all will.