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A Note to the Girl Who Cares Way Too Much

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CNU chapter.

Here you are once again, debating whether or not you should respond to a call from someone. Your heart tells you yes, go help that someone, in a world where it seems that people like you are nothing more than “snowflakes” and “weaklings.” Your mind reminds you of all the times when you were in the exact same situation and didn’t receive a single thing and all the times when your cries for help were ignored by people hardened by our world. Respond to that person. Say yes, even if you will never see them when you need them most.

It’s hard to care so much in a world that seems to have stopped caring. You’re called naive when you once again help someone whom everyone else has refused. You’re called fake when you try your hardest to incorporate everyone in your daily life and try to make everyone’s day better. You seem pushy when you try everything you can to see someone who isn’t smiling, smile. You seem awkward and weird when you want to sit down and talk to someone who isn’t having a good day.

It’s hard to stay strong. It’s hard to keep caring when the world encourages you to create your own selfish cocoon in which your needs will always dominate those of others. The world screams at you: “It’s a selfish world, and the selfish succeed.”

Don’t listen. Don’t let the picture that small portion of the world has painted take up your entire exhibit. Don’t stop caring, even when you feel that it really is all for nothing and your deeds are forgotten (trust me it is the exact opposite). Don’t stop, because when you get to where you are going, you will look back on all the times your heart told you to blindly care and realize that those were the most fulfilling moments of your life. You will have experiences that left you feeling better not only after a long day, but also after a long and care-filled life.  

To the girl who cares way too much, your light is what the world needs right now more than ever, and that light is more valuable than any material object on this Earth.

Always care, because people won’t remember what you said, or what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

"There is no nobler way to spend ones time than making others glad." Little Women, Louisa May Allcott