Chatterbox: Down to Earth



Confess your deepest secrets here, anonymously, if you'd prefer

I won't judge

submitted by Anonymous, age x, x
(October 15, 2020 - 1:43 pm)

Like I'm Telling back for more advice. I feel unloved and confused. My parents constantly tell me to be nicer to my twin sister and she is like their little angel even though I am way more responsible and I'm always responsible for her and we're in the same class.. Ugh. Plus it doesn't help that I get angry, frustrated and stressed super easily.

submitted by Like I'm Telling, age ??, ??
(December 8, 2020 - 10:39 am)

I have the same thing going for me. Well, maybe not exactly, but pretty similar. My sister is the 'generous' and 'kind' one and I'm 'lazy' and 'selfish' according to my parents sometimes. She is constantly messing with me but she never gets in trouble for no reason, which just doesn't make any sense. She can get away with anything. I don't have any advice for you except I try to remember that even if she is annoying sometimes, I would go insane in quarentine without someone to talk to. Also, she can be halfway decent sometimes. 

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(December 9, 2020 - 12:41 pm)

Moondemon, what you mention is something that occurs naturally. It's not a choice you can make.


submitted by moondemon, age immortal, limbo
(December 9, 2020 - 10:54 am)

i know but... i just feel like if i tell my family they wont except it. i just wish people would be less blunt about other peoples feelings.

submitted by moondemon, age immortal, limbo
(December 10, 2020 - 4:31 pm)

I'm scared that people find me annoying and are just pretending to be friends with me, even though I know that probably isn't true. I'm also worried that the other CBers dislike me, which I also know is very unlikely, but I find it hard to turn off my thoughts sometimes. Does anyone have any tips for rivaling these sorts of thoughts? I hate that I keep second guessing myself. 

submitted by peppermint, age 13, earth
(December 11, 2020 - 12:02 am)

Hi pepper! I have the same problem. I know my friends wouldn't do anything to hurt me but I am always in my head about what I'm going to wear or what I say. Just know that they have chosen to spend time with you and they care about you and your feelings. As for the CB, trust me, no one is judging you here and no one dislikes you. We literally have a thread deticated to throwing hay around, no one will judge you for anything you put up, I promise. We're all weirdos here XD Also, I can tell you personally that I think you're a really cool person. I know that you really like ballet (you're en pointe I believe, which is also awesome) and you write really cool poetry. I hope you know that everyone on here cares about you, including me :)

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(December 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm)

I hve thoughts like that a lot.

A tip: Allow yourself to disregard these thoughts.

I have often felt lke I am obligated to feel this way, and have felt this way, but it can help to force yourself not to. Tell yourself that it isn't true. it probably isn't. 

submitted by Feline Fantasy
(December 11, 2020 - 5:18 pm)

(@Silver and Feline Fantasy) Thank you guys so much! I was feeling a bit down, but your comments definitely cheered me up. 

submitted by peppermint , age 13, earth
(December 12, 2020 - 3:47 pm)

Uh, hi

I'm back again. 

So I went to a school that really was good for me academically but not socially. I was always excluded and they didn't even try to hide it. I thought the only reason I stayed was for a friend but now they left me too. We made a pact at the beginning of the school year that we would stay friends and there was this one girl that not many people liked and she was super manipulative, still is, but we said that we would stick together. If one of us went to party the other would go so we could talk with each other. 

She left for the manipulative girl. 

I have tried to just deal with it but it's really hard and I don't really share much with people so no one knows what's really going on. 

I've tried to act happy but I feel miserable. I have found a few friends but I feel like I'm bothering them and that they'll leave me becuase I'm too clingy. or just they won't like me. 


submitted by Thoughts...
(December 12, 2020 - 2:34 pm)

Unnnnnnn this is sort of embarrassing and sort of not (cuz hahaha I'm anonymous hahaha). Anyway. This happened a while ago but I still dwell over it. I was best friends with this one girl. We loved playing together and we had these imaginary animals that we played with together. One example of how close we were is that, once, our bus was too full and we stopped to drop off a few kids on another bus to lighten the load. She had to go on the other bus and we both cried because we didn't want to be separated. Okay. So. Back to the story. One day, she just kinda... started ignoring me. She joined the "popular group" or as much of a popular group there can be in elementary school. She never really looked at me again. She's probably forgotten me, for the most part. But every time I see her, all I can think about is how cruel she was to have been my best-friend-for-all-time and then ditch me. So, every time I see her, I glare at her and sorta quietly growl in the back of my throat. Other from this, I can almost never remember my grudges. Why is it like this for her? I mean, the logical part of my brain always says She doesn't deserve your attention but still, whenever I see her, i just turn into an animal. Why do I do this? I've felt worse towards others, but she's the only one who gets this outright animosity from me. 

submitted by Grudge
(December 13, 2020 - 8:49 pm)

I impersonated Hummingbird, and will never forgive myself for it.

submitted by Sad Imp, age X, X
(December 14, 2020 - 10:29 am)

Ok. So it wasn't the best thing to do. But don't dwell on it. We'll forgive you.

submitted by Anon.
(December 14, 2020 - 3:12 pm)

I forgive you!

submitted by aNoNyMoUs, age ShUsHy, nUuU
(December 15, 2020 - 6:46 pm)

I'm not going to pretend I'm not mad. I am. Very. I was when I saw this post, and when I read it, I was furious.

I've taken some deep breaths now, let the message sit a couple days, and now I've come back. I'm not just here to tell you I'm mad, though.

What you did is, like lots of people have said, wrong. BUT- you are clearly truly sorry for it. So...

I forgive you. I. Forgive. You.

What's in the past is in the past- look to the future. I know how it feels to have done something terrible, to feel like you broke someone's heart or made them cry. I've done it too many times, more than I'd like to remember or count out now.

I spent a whole week on vacation feeling sick because I didn't feel like I deserved it, because the Friday before I'd not thought before I spoke and I hurt someone, badly.

But what I learned was that it's not about what you deserve or not. Whether I deserved the vacation I got or not, I had it, and I ought to have enjoyed it. People were making the plans to go on this vacation FOR ME and my brother, not just for themselves. I ought to be taking that and being happy about it.

So don't waste away thinking about should have would have could haves. 

start thinking about SHALL DO, WILL DO, CAN DO. 

Look to the future.

I will forever be guilty of my mistakes, but I've learned from them, and never shall I make them again.

Welp, that was some weirdly old fashioned language (shan't? ought? shall? ???) but I'll sign off now, with my parting words being this:

I. Forgive. You.


submitted by Luminescence, age 12, Atlantis
(December 16, 2020 - 11:05 am)

I'm angry at a former friend who i haven't seen in 4 years. LET US BE ANGRY TOGETHER. Here have a chocolate ice cream cone. BECAUSE CHOCOLATE IS THE FLAVOR OF ANGER.

submitted by Lord Entropy, age 13, Who wants to know?
(January 6, 2021 - 7:50 am)