Taylor Swift is showing her love and support for her fans again, this time with an Instagram comment. After a girl named Hannah tagged Taylor in a post about how she was being picked on
, Taylor left her a thoughtful comment. People can be mean, and Taylor of all people gets that, having to deal with tabloids and critics on a regular basis. She put her own struggles to good use though, leaving Hannah and the rest of us some advice on being yourself and choosing to keep walking in the sunlight. As cheerleaders, you have the power that Taylor does to stand up for people being bullied and make sure you are never on the bullying side
We can't imagine Taylor even liking one of our posts, let alone leaving such a wise, helpful comment! Here is the full comment Taylor left Hannah:
Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn't as harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you're crying because I've been in your place. This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. A life thing. It doesn't stop. It doesn't end or change.
People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all. It's just what they do, and you're a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You're bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won't understand you and they won't understand me.
But the only way they win is if your tears turn to stone and make you bitter like them. It's okay to ask why. It's okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don't let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.
You're going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinion of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I'm so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.
Every time someone picks on me, I'll think of you in the hopes that every time someone picks on you, you'll think of me... and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we'll keep walking in the sunlight.
Forever on your side, Taylor.
Have you ever been bullied? Do you have any advice for others dealing with bullying?