Monster in the Mirror

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Growing up, I didn't have a fear of monsters hiding in my closet or lurking in the darkness under my bed. In fact, growing up, I didn't understand where this fear stemmed from with other kids.
I've always sympathized with the idea of "monsters" in movies, thinking they're just a little misunderstood, or maybe they're lonely. I get it. I constantly felt misunderstood, and often still do. But, the question becomes, why is that always a bad thing? Why did it take so long for a movie to come along that showed the good side of said "monsters"? (thank you, Monsters Inc).
I for one think it's not just the monster who is misunderstood, but the term. It's so easy to label someone as a monster, but why is that always bad? It has such a negative connotation, but it certainly doesn't have to.
Just like people, monsters come in all shapes and sizes, with their own individual identity. To some, they're horrible, ugly beasts. But to me, they're my alter-ego; another version of me in the mirror
They're cute, and just need a reassuring hug.


Created: Feb 23, 2012


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