I've Realized That Being My Own Person Is Far More Important Than Being Understood By Others
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I've Realized That Being My Own Person Is Far More Important Than Being Understood By Others

Pluto is indeed a planet and is simply on its own course. I can relate.

I've Realized That Being My Own Person Is Far More Important Than Being Understood By Others
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You know those silly thoughts that forever sit your brain? Such as a certain memory from when you were a child or just an obscure fact. Well, my thought is Pluto.

Yes, I often think about the dwarf planet, Pluto.

I know it sounds strange, but I have vague memories from when I was kid when Pluto's status was degraded from planet to dwarf planet. That thought just always sat in my mind.

It sounds a bit strange, but I can't help but think that there was someone who was so set on ripping the title of "Planet" from poor Pluto. But, I guess there are people that live to crush other's dignity.

It took me a while to realize why I had such an obsession with the dwarf planet. I often found myself in the same position as Pluto. One day we both were a part of the big leagues, the next socially degraded due to small flaws.

My social circle has always been a bit questionable. I was definitely always my own person, but sometimes I just wanted to feel more a part of my friend group. I often found myself in a constant sprint to catch up to them academically, socially and emotionally. This often led to questioning my own worth.

In a world full of Saturns and Jupiters, I was a Pluto.

For most of elementary and middle school, I tried to find my place within my social circles, but was either rejected or felt like a burden. I had some pretty amazing friends growing up, but I also had my own evil scientists that made it their life mission to reject and degrade me.

Those scientists made my life a living hell. I simply felt inferior to everyone whether they were truly my friend or an enemy.

It took me a while to realize, but I was in control of my inferiority. I allowed myself to feel that way. I was my own evil scientist and I made myself feel small.

As I've grown up, I have learned that I do not need to sprint to catch up. I am not just some small outsider. I am simply my own Planet who is on her course around the sun.

So, to the person who decided Pluto was much too small to be a planet, I have to disagree. Pluto is indeed a planet. It may be small compared to the rest, but still can it's way around the solar system.

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