I have met people from all walks of life. Some have had it way worse than others, and because of that I truly am thankful for the people I have in my life today, and the resources (water, electricity, etc) that are available 24/7 to me.
I have always been an observer. I like to watch people, how they act, and react to things, I love to see differences, and I work well with difficult people. Going through these experiences have helped me relate, and understand others.
If you want to become more of an open minded person, just take some time each day to reflect and be thankful for what you were blessed with today. Did you have breakfast this morning? Okay. Well you're already doing a lot better than most people.

1. Be Willing to Accept
I know this can be hard at times because there are people with diverse personalities, and there can be those people who just don't know when to stop... However, you can always learn something new from most people. I see every individual as a story, and everybody has a story, everybody has had their struggle, and I like to learn about how they overcame it.

2. If Change Happens, Be Willing To Embrace It
I personally have changed so much throughout my life, and every year I have became smarter, and more knowledgeable, therefore accept that there are other people around you who are going to change too. You have to be open to new ideas, new possibilities and outcomes.

3 Don't Judge
I have done a lot of things I said I wasn't going to ever do. Life just has many paths, many opportunities, and lots of circumstances where you have to make decisions and choices. When people feel that you are a good listener, and won't make a quick judgment, they are more likely to confide in you. Just do your part and keep it a secret. I've learned that one of the most important qualities you can have as a person is confidentiality. If you can keep your mouth shut, you are more valuable to somebody.

4. Don't wait for Inspiration
I used to be able to think I was terrible at drawing, but I never actually tried. I didn't know how to. One day I just sat down and started drawing words and from there, I started getting into graffiti, and now I go to art shows with all the local taggers/graffiti artists, and I paint on my spare time... I've learned that it helps calm my anxiety.

5 Just be you
Don't overthink your decisions, or what you say. That is you. But be willing to accept new ideas, like stated before.

This is just a few of the things I've learned in my short life so far, and I will add to this as time goes on.

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