Let’s Talk About Emotions 

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Let’s Talk About Emotions
A Lesson Learned from ‘Inside Out’ 

By Roselyn Barrios

Hi everyone,

I hope everything is well with you and your family. As our summer ends, our year in school begins. Some of you may still be in middle school, but teens like myself are about to begin high school as freshmen, which means many changes and feelings.

As you can tell from the title, we are going to talk about emotions. How did I get this from the title? Well, Inside Out is a movie about a 12-year-old girl going through a  lot of changes and how certain types of feelings in our mind take over our body. The five main emotions are the characters: Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear. They’re a great deal in our lives–– if we didn’t have them, then we would be boring and dull. The reason why I bring up emotions is because we are always feeling them and express them through our entire lives, but we will mostly express them during school.

School is where people judge and become one that is judged by other people, and it’s a place where we learn new things everyday. We learn about our bullies, friends, and some of our crushes. When we get bullied, we feel sad and angry but don’t let that bring you down; it should help you become stronger.

How could it help you become stronger? Well, by being bullied, you would have the experience and being bullied again shouldn’t hurt you as much because after the first time you just have to look at yourself and accept who you are, no matter what people say. The same goes with boys. Yes, we will like someone every once in a while, and that’s ok, but you never know if they like you back and if they do, it’ll bring us joy unless they don’t––then it will make us full of sadness.

Us girls care what other people think, but we should focus on us more than other people and if you’re thinking that’s selfish, well then try it and you might like the fact that you feel good about yourself. It doesn’t matter if your crush likes you or not––even just being their friend is all that matters because you at least know that they want to be your friend.

God, for example would always love us for who we are instead of someone we’re not. He will always want to be our friend, and He’s always going to be there for us. Friends may come and go, but God and family is forever. The way our emotions act can be difficult to deal with, but with God and someone else you could talk to, you’ll be alright. So don’t worry too much about school and the way people see you. As long as you be you everything will be alright.

I hope you all have a great day and a great school year. I love you all and God bless you.