I’ll be okay

Ella Morofsky, Staff writer

“I’ll be okay” is a statement almost every teenager says at least once a week. It’s something we say when we don’t want to say how we really feel, or sometimes it can be the truth. As teenagers, we have so much pressure to be perfect. Everyone is constantly reminding us that we need to have the perfect grades, the perfect style, the perfect everything. As a teenager myself, I feel like I have to get the perfect grades, that I have to be like my brothers and get straight A’s. Sometimes I have to take a step back and remind myself that I’m not perfect, no one is.  We’re teenagers, we’re going to make mistakes and that is completely fine, it’s how we grow. Not many people notice how much that pressure affects us and when they do, all we say is “I’ll be okay” because sometimes we feel like no one will understand. We feel like we can’t say how we feel because we think people might make fun of us. In reality, other people do understand. We are never alone in how we are feeling, there are so many other people in the world that feel the same way.