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Dumb things make me mad

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Hey alex. I get mad over the dumbest things! I see teens being rude to others, I really want to call them selfish brats and tell them that no-one respects anyone these days. I feel like I’m the smartest. There’s so many brats out there these days. I haste it and they need to be taught respect. Anyways, just last night I spilled my apple juice ON ACCIDENT and got so mad because I had to wait for my bed to dry to sleep! And just now I triedlooking for my sketchbook (its been gone for 3 days) AND I CANT FIND IT! MUSIC AND SKETCHING ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT CAN CALM ME DOWN! I’m listening to music now. Usually writing my feelings helps too so maybe after this I’ll be alright. But I really want to sketch. I’d sing if my dad wasn’t here. I feel like I’m smarter than everyone. I know respect, im an intellectual, I process things and I end arguments just by hearing both sides. Everyone is so dumb for not doing that! Its annoying.


Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us!
First off, we want to say that it’s totally okay to feel frustrated or upset sometimes, especially when things don’t go as planned. It sounds like you’ve been dealing with a lot lately, from witnessing behaviours that bother you to experiencing personal challenges like spilling your apple juice and misplacing your sketchbook. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by these situations, especially when they happen one after another.
It’s clear that you’re someone who values respect and understanding, and that’s really admirable. It’s important to remember, though, that everyone has different ways of coping with their emotions and expressing themselves. While it might be frustrating to see others behaving in ways that you wouldn’t, it’s also important to try to approach these situations with empathy and understanding.
Finding healthy outlets for your emotions, like listening to music or sketching, is a great way to cope with stress and frustration. It’s wonderful that you’ve found activities that bring you peace and comfort. Remember that it’s okay to take breaks and do things that make you happy, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Feeling like you’re smarter than everyone else can be a tough mindset to manage especially at your age. It’s great that you’re thoughtful and respectful but it’s also important to recognise that everyone has their own strengths and areas where they excel. Being open to hearing different perspectives and learning from others can be really valuable.
Lastly, we want to remind you that you are never alone. If you ever need someone to talk to or if you would like support, the Childline team is here for you 24/7. Whether you want to chat over the phone (1800 66 66 66) or through Live Chat at, we’re here to listen, support you, and explore your options together.
Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything,

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