Oh, I love the reference to my age. Thanks. Just because I'm still in school, it doesn't mean I have no perspective. I'm not trying to impress anyone with my devil-may-care attitude. I'm comfortable with how I am.
Seriously, it's not that I'm not an empathetic person. Changing minor aspects of myself because other people may not like them just isn't my idea of personal-betterment. I feel that as long as I can accept my flaws and move on, then there's no problem. If there was something about myself that I didn't like, then I would make an effort to do something about it. But, at present, there isn't. I can be a little arrogant, a bit annoying, sometimes vain, often lazy, occasionally insensitive, but I don't mind. Everyone's flawed. I was somewhat on the pessimistic side for a good while up until recently, and it was really rather getting me down, but I made an effort to change that, and it feels as though it worked.
As for being "the best person that you can be", well, why? There's one thing that I always have too much of in high school, and it's assessment. Ten months of the year, there's hardly a moment when I don't have an exam coming up, or an assignment due in, or just homework to complete. And every bit of it goes towards a grade which tells me whether I'm good at the subject or not. It's stressful and, frankly, taking its toll on my general health. And while other people's opinions don't usually affect me, grades are important. I can't ignore them.
So, with so much effort already being put into schoolwork, I sort of consider myself as one thing in my life that I don't need to spend unnecessary time working on.
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