It turns out, life really is like high school. The meanest people are usually the most insecure, self-loathing of the bunch.
And as parents and school counselors the world over have chanted, "they are only mean to you because they feel so bad, themselves."
The way you feel about other people is the way you feel about yourself.
Be kind to yourself, so you can be kind to other people.
Save yourself, so you can save others.
Be yourself, so you can help other people be themselves.
Open your mind, and you'll be open to hearing other what's on other's minds.
Love yourself, so you can love other people.
Sprout your own wings, so you can help others fly.