This is literally one of the best animated films I have ever seen. Something so simple was able to hit me right in the heart, because while I am no longer at this deep of a stage, I have been struggling with negativity towards myself.
When I was a child, everything was wonderful. Sure I was shy, but nothing ever made me sad. My friends always knew me as the happy one, the one who was able to keep everything together when it seemed like it was falling apart. Obviously things changed, and as I grew up I lost that ability. I began to be negative towards myself, shooting down my dreams and what I saw important-what made me who I was. Just like this girl in the video, I felt like my friends may not really care about me and that everything I did was never good enough. I had chains tying down who I really was-my inner child.
Watching this video, my heart went out to the person who spent 3 months on this film portraying what she went through; because we have both experienced the same thing. Although I don't even know her, I am so proud of her efforts to encourage other people with her obvious talent.
That is what I want to do. I want to bring out my inner child again, to embrace what makes me, me. Everyone has room to improve, and everyone has something wonderful about them; we all just need to learn how to be kind to ourselves and love what makes us so special.