"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back." // (I don't want to label what "the true mark of maturity" is, but this idea of empathy vs revenge is important to me.
stand your ground! it must be the really insecure people that want you to fail. because they're too god damn lazy to get off their asses that they want you right there with them. just know, life isn't meant to be lived in one place or one particular way. don't ever EVER feel it is right to do something just because someone else thinks it's okay. do what YOU want, when you want and fight for that reason with every breath you take.