Unconditionally Whole Hearted

Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” and Rachel Platten’s “Whole Heart” may sound different, but if you think about it, they are very much the same.


I’d post a music video for “Whole Heart” as well, but there isn’t one because for some reason, Rachel Platten doesn’t make a lot of them. It’s kind of disappointing.

Anyway, what I’m trying to get at here is that both songs have the same idea. And it’s an idea that means a lot to me. I’ve probably mentioned this before, but for me, acceptance can be hard to come by sometimes. It’s hard to know if people actually care about me for me and not just because people feel bad for me or they want to make me feel better.

I had a taste of acceptance in high school, but it was hard to hang onto. My years at college were probably more formative than anything else.

At least, they helped me come into and solidify who I am today. I made some really good friends, and my professors helped me find what I was passionate about and encouraged it.

Now, however, I feel like I’m back at square one again. People don’t understand me, and they don’t seem to care to. It’s hard not to be frustrated.

At least I know Katy and Rachel understand.

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