I have always personally been a strong believer that you should always treat others with kindness and respect. My parents taught me that no matter what kind of day you are having, someone else’s day is always worse. I wish that I would have known about the mirror messages campaign when I was in high school.
I remember high school being a time where everyone was so mean to each other for no apparent reason. It’s as if someone always had to be better than the other person, a constant competition. I’ll admit it, I myself am guilty. I used to compare myself to my friends, and listen to them compare to other people. Looking back now, I realize how low our self-esteems were and how ridiculous the things we compared in each other were.
Everyone is different and we need to learn to love each other and ourselves rather than spread hate. The purpose of this campaign is to filter out that negativity happening in schools and bring back positivity, starting with the students. When you start with the students, it gives everybody the chance to feel the impact they are making. What I love most about this campaign is that you get the opportunity to make a large impact just by doing something so small. It’s not expensive, it’s not a huge amount of time. It’s just a matter of going out there and doing it for your school and community.