“I don’t really get it why people even care about things like that, the color of your eyes, skin or hair shouldn’t matter because what really matters is your heart and personality”

When I was little kids used to bully me every day just because I was different, like pulling my hair, pushing me and calling me, for example, “alien”. I don’t really get it why people even care about things like that, the color of your eyes, skin or hair shouldn’t matter because what really matters is your heart and personality. I remember I was really upset everytime I had to go to the kindergarten and later to school because I’ve always had a feeling that I don’t belong here, that there is something wrong with me, that’s how kids treated me after all. I really hated my eyes because people couldn’t accept them and I didn’t have any friends for a long time because of some of them telling everyone that I must be weird or something. One day I met a boy who told me that he really liked my eyes, I remember how surprised I was, I even thought it’s some kind of a joke again. He became my best friend for a long time and he showed me a new point of view on the world. The older I was the fewer people were trying to bully me for being different, now they tell me that they are jealous and would do everything to have eyes like that too. I still don’t fully accept them but I’m learning how to love myself, I think this is one of the most important things in life.