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)

Okay, one. I don't know where you heard about taller people being more successful but I find that highly unlikely. Just saying.

On another note, of course you'll make an impact on the world. 

I can pretty much guarantee you'll make an impact on someone's life, and therefore the world. Whether it's good or bad is up to you.

A couple of my best friends are short as well and they are some of the savviest, most awesome people I know. 

Oh, and something realistic you can do- random acts of kindness. You see something nice you could do? Do it! This is something we all struggle with. Try to complete at least one act of kindness every day!

Finally, I actually think it's amazing that you're able to turn things that you feel are negative into positives. Our brain is hardwired to see the negatives and less of the positives, so you have to work extra hard to be positive and have a positive outlook on life.

I have no idea if this sort-of-peptalk helped at all, but I think you're a really cool person.


submitted by Luminescence, age 12, Atlantis
(November 3, 2020 - 11:52 am)

Thanks. This made me feel a lot better. My brother told me the thing about taller people, so I guess it makes sense that it probably isn't true. Also, I think you're a really cool person, too. And I'll start doing random acts of kindness! :)

submitted by Lizardo
(November 3, 2020 - 7:20 pm)

Darkling, I also get that feeling, but milder. I'm fine w/ adults and younger kids, but when I'm around kids my age, I kinda want to throw up/run away, except when I'm with this one kid who I actually like, who really understands me <:DD he's my bright spot <:DD

Weel, hugs to all the other CBers who are stuggling. <333 I love you! You are loved. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

submitted by Jubiilee, age im kinda, sad
(November 3, 2020 - 7:50 pm)

Half the time, when people compliment my writing, I feel like they're not actually complimenting me or my work, they're just being polite because they can't really say anything else without coming off as super rude. There are some people who just make my day with amazing, super genuine comments, but then there are the people who are like, "Oh, yeah, that's good," or, "I like it," or something like that. But it's not about my work, and it feels like they don't actually care for it, they just don't want to be rude. I don't know if they actually like my writing and don't know how to say it, or they just don't like my writing. 

I would put my username, but then I'd feel like some people who saw this would try to make it more genuine just for me, when I can't be the only one who feels like this. So when you compliment someone, be descriptive. Don't just say, "I like it," because then they might feel that you really don't. Do it for everybody. Please. 

submitted by Why?, age N/A, Nowhere
(November 4, 2020 - 8:49 am)

I have another confession: I have a crush on Dakota Lotus, or Dakota L.

If you've seen Disney Channel's "Coop and Cami: Ask the World", you probably know who he is. If you haven't, close this tab, look up "Coop and Cami: Ask the World" and you will see him as Cooper.

He is a GREAT singer, REALLY cute, (But not as cute as Devan K., but kinda almost there) and did I mention that he's REALLY cute? I think I did...

But, hey, I like three boys if you count animated Star Wars Resistance Kaz Omino or something.

You should see "Star Wars By The Numbers: Every Time Kaz From Star Wars Resistance Screams vs. Falls". It's HILARIOUS!!!

submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 12, Kitten Kingdom
(November 5, 2020 - 6:37 pm)

I've been reading this thread and I want all of you to know: It's going to be okay. That might be hard to believe, but it's true. I promise you that this will get better. 

There are so many things I want to tell you, but in the thread below, Nyx says it all. 

You are amazing people, every single one of you. Never forget it.


submitted by Snazzycakes, Eternalia
(November 5, 2020 - 7:20 pm)

I have another confession. You know those books I've been posting on book sharing threads? Please don't get mad at me for saying this, but, I didn't write those books. I made them up on the spot. I can't tell anyone what I'm writing, because it's... confidential. Only Ripley, and a couple of my IRL friends know about it. And they promised not to tell anyone else.

And another one: I don't get to see my friends that often.

I have a friend who I met a year after I moved and I haven't seen her that often. I mean, we used to hang out about once or twice a week, and now I hardly see her, and I'm feeling lonely. And I won't beable to talk to Ripley, and I just feel isolated, because I'm a social butterfly, and then this whole pandemic thing started, and now I'm not gonna see J again, because... Don't tell anyone, but I'm probably gonna have to move.

Excuse me, I'm gonna go cry now. *Has a really good cry*

submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 12, Kitten Kingdom
(November 6, 2020 - 12:18 pm)

Awww Emkittycon Kitten, that's so sad!

About the book sharing threads, I don't think that's bad. It's okay to not want to/not be able to share your ideas, and it's okay to cover for yourself. I actually think that means you're a really creative person, if you're able to come up with good story ideas on the spot like that.

And about the friend situation,  I have some advice for you. Reconnect with that friend. Ask her if you can facetime or zoom or do a socially distanced playdate. If it would seem random or out of the blue to her, tell her the truth. Tell her that you miss hanging out and want to reconnect.

And about the moving, remember that it's a maybe. Not a definete yes. And if you do end up moving, think about where you're moving to. If it's somewhere else in the city, you'll still be able to have playdates and call each other. If it's a different state, you'll still be able to call and facetime and visit every once in a while. And if it's out of the country, you'll be able to call and facetime and zoom no matter where you are. You could also be pen pals, and visiting still isn't out of the question. It would be rarer, but it will still happen. 

And one last thing: thank you for being willing to share your problems on the CB. We're always here for you. 

submitted by Snazzycakes, Eternalia
(November 7, 2020 - 10:00 am)

I feel as if people keep stealing the best and most unique parts of one of my AEs. At first, this AE was different, and didn't fit exactly with the stereotypical set. But recently there seem to be a lot of of AEs similar to that AE, so I decided that they (for the sake on anonymity) should have a new trait that no one else would have. But now, at least one AE has taken that trait. It's not the sort of thing that might seem really common, and they only started after I did, and now my AE is not unique with that any more. I know that with so many people who have multiple AEs, it's hard to have one that is special, and it's not fair of me to expect that they would stay unique for long. But it still hurts, because this AE in particular means a lot to me, and I don't like that they are no longer different from anyone else. I feel like I'm overreacting right now, but I wanted to say this, just to get it off my chest.

submitted by ???
(November 6, 2020 - 6:30 pm)


If it was me, I sincerely apologize. *keeps on bowing deeply* Imsosorryeverythingismyfault

But really. I'm seriously not meaning for this to sound rude, but those people who 'stole' your AE trait are really just looking up to you. 

EVERYONE! AND THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE. Don't copy others' works. Please. It hurts my heart to see so many people sad because of all these copying issues. *goes off and cries since I think it might have been me* 

submitted by Nightfall
(November 7, 2020 - 12:52 am)

So here is my part confession, part plea for help.

My confession: The other day, I was playing four-square (with large squares so we could stay socially distanced) and I was waiting in line behind a friend. (BTW, I'm doing in-person school with rotating pods on and off campus and when you're not on campus you're online.) Anyway that friend turned to me and said, "*Insert boy in my grade's name here* totally likes you." I was like, "WHAT", thinking no way, but then she explained how she knew. He had been making the game easier when I was playing, but ONLY when I was playing. He acts different around me too, he talks more and tries to make jokes a lot. I started paying attention, and now I'm like 99% sure he has a crush on me. 

So plz help me!!!!!!! Normally I try to be friends with someone who likes me so that they could be happy, but there's two problems with that: One, I honestly really don't want to be friends with him, and two, we're at the age (7th grade) where people are dating, and that might make him think I like him back, and I absolutely 100% DO NOT want that to happen. So what do I do?

Fellow CBers, please help me!

submitted by Not gonna put my CB, age name, if , that's OK.
(November 14, 2020 - 9:21 am)

Oh man, I feel you. I was in pretty much that exact situation about a year ago, and I didn't know what to do either. I just waited it out, but best of wishes to you. I hope you can let him know without making him sad, good luck.

submitted by Tomat
(November 14, 2020 - 4:40 pm)

Let me remind you that you are under NO obligation to be friends with someone or date them. It's really nice of you to consider their feelings, but you also shouldn't do anything that will make you uncomfortable. Its not your fault that you don't like them back! If you tell them that you don't really want to date, I'm sure they would understand. Good luck!! <3

<3 Fidelity 

submitted by Fidelity
(November 14, 2020 - 7:58 pm)

@Not gonna put my CB,

If you don't like him, then please don't feel pressured to date him! Also, I'm guessing that since you're in 7th grade, you're 12. In my opinion, 12 year olds are waaaaay too young to date. I also felt pressured when I was younger to date, but most people aren't even close to being ready at that age (I know I wasn't)! You definitely shouldn't date someone just to fit in. Anyways, It's better to wait until you're older (I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 16, and it's completely fine)! 

submitted by AutumnArtist(A.A.), age 16
(November 14, 2020 - 10:36 pm)

Thank you, guys. Your feedback & solutions are super helpful.

submitted by Not gonna put my CB, age name, if , that's OK.
(November 15, 2020 - 8:47 am)