In this world, there are those that will try to lessen others because these “others” don’t fit a mold. Whether it’s due to your skin being too dark or too light, because of who you date or love, or even something as trivial as the clothes you wear. There are some people in this world that will hate for the sole purpose of hating. And while this reality is unfortunate, you shouldn’t allow it to deter you from breaking those molds. Be proud of where you come from, don’t be afraid to make changes (so long as they are your own), and above all, respect the differences of others. After all, no one wants to stare at a blank canvas all day.