It’s October 3rd and you know what that means? HAPPY MEAN GIRLS DAY!!! I just can’t help myself, I need to recognize this every single year, because what former Plastic would I be, if I didn’t? Yes, not a joke, Plastic through and through in high school.
So, from reading the title of this post, you may think I’m insane because admittedly, this book may be the meanest thing you’ve seen in teenage movies. It’s a book the Plastics created, where they write down really mean things about other girls from their school. And I mean really bad things. But honestly, I don’t think the idea itself is that bad. What’s bad is that Regina uses it as a weapon toward the end of the movie and it hurts a lot of people. This I obviously do not support. So I guess rule number one: Make sure nobody ever gets a hold of it.
Maybe there are people out there, who don’t have a bad bone in their body, which is fantastic. I am not one of these people. I actually have a few. And when I’m mad, you don’t want to be on my bad side. I used to be very hot-tempered and probably still am, I can just control it better nowadays. And one way for me to go about things is writing. So I feel like when you really don’t like a person, or someone is absolutely mean, you don’t have to stoop to their level. Therefore, I think a burn book is a good way to blow off steam without actually hurting people.
Instead of posting vile comments on social media, people should just write things down for themselves and then be done with it. Believe me, if I would share all of my thoughts, people would probably seriously hate me. We all have our moments and I’m all for honesty, but sometimes, it’s just better to keep your mouth shut.
I don’t currently keep an active burn book but a diary just works fine, as well. We used to have one as a clique and I also had a personal one and yes, there are really mean things in there about teachers, classmates, co-workers, etc. And definitely not just girls. But mostly people who have been awful toward me and are not necessarily innocent.
Thinking about it, I should probably burn them, but I guess in some way, they are a reminder of who wronged me and was just awful. So yeah, if you’re really upset and you feel like saying all the mean things you can think of to somebody, don’t do it because chances are that you’ll really regret it. And it doesn’t make you any cooler to go around telling people how much you hate them. Right it down, make sure you get it all out of your system, and then move on.