No Filter Needed

Without my filter

   I still laugh and smile with my friends

   I still work hard and get good grades

   I still play sports and try my best

With my filter

   I'm trying to be someone I'm not

   I constantly feel like I'm doing something wrong

   I try too hard at things that don't really matter

So which version is better?

What does your filter really give you?

Anything at all?

You don't need something to block you.

A filter holds you back,

it gives you other things to focus on,

when all you really need is to be yourself.


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