Childhood is an important phase in everybody's lives. Childhood experiences can give way to some serious insecurites that consecutively shape a part of our personalities.
Most kids play around, but I literally remember being this dreamy space cadet. I used to daydream a lot as a kid and of course, most people thought I was overly sensitive and dreamy. I could never hit people back or engage in aggressive playground fights. The tears would just fall at the drop of a hat. These rose-colored glasses I wore as a kid made everything look so grand and intimidating. Tough-looking people scared me, challenges scared me. I was pretty self-critical back then. Despite being able to perceive the good in almost everyone else.
Did you grow up fast and feel alienated too? Did you often feel like you were on a completely different page from your peers and didn't know how to connect with them? Growing up fast like, were you able to understand and feel things on a deeper level even then? Did the idealism from fantasy books get to you? And despite the emotional maturity were you slow to catch on to social customs, the ways of the (seemingly cruel) world and learn to stand up for yourself?
Of course, I'm much better off right now but childhood stigma sticks in the psyche. I'm reaching out to you guys, hoping I'm not the only one, so if you can relate, please leave a response behind. Thanks :)