A Twitter thread asks users what they hated about themselves as kids ... and how it's helped them today.
The imperfections we seek to hide away when we’re younger sometimes turn out to be the key to our happiness later.
Earlier this week, writer Ashley C. Ford posed a question to her Twitter followers: “What’s something you hated about yourself as a kid or teenager that you now consider a strength?”
From personality quirks to mental illness, her followers responded with all their weaknesses-turned-strengths.
My skin! I have eczema (not the seasonal kind, but the everlasting one) and I remember being singled-out in school for it and pulling my sleeves down/wearing socks in the summer etc to hide it. I consider it a fun conversation starter now, but it was a shit situation as a kid— Linda (@chkn_nguyen) September 30, 2018
My need to be class clown– it's not about attention (OK, maybe it is a lil), but about making people happy. https://t.co/s5JdTIshvb— Harry 'Snapper' Organs (@Chlothulu) October 1, 2018
My mood disorder. I'm more in tune with my own emotions now, my kids' my husband's, friends', etc. https://t.co/jZPhWRLWlG— Jess Hull (@Geegabyte) October 1, 2018
What’s a weakness of yours that turned out to be a strength?