24 People Share The Advice That Changed Their Lives In 2018

21. Labels are only words.

When questioning my sexuality, a friend really saved me by pointing out that labels are literally just words we made up. They can be useful in communication, but whether or not I need them is up to me. I’m facing a whole new set of labels in a sense and I’m much more at peace.


22. It’s very difficult to be mean to somebody who’s nice.

My little sister went through some bullying recently, mostly due to being around the wrong people, and I heard my dad tell her: “It’s very difficult to be mean to someone who’s nice.” That stuck with me so hard! I always think back on it when interacting with others.


23. Emotional wounds take time to heal.

Being unable to push away bad feelings always made me feel awful. But now, knowing that emotions take time to recover makes me feel better about feeling bad. I give myself time and space to heal now.


24. It’s okay to not be okay.

I heard this during a mid-twenties crisis and it helped me to keep smiling. Eventually, life made sense again.


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