Realizing Things for 2016

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AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, KYLIE JENNER SAID, "I FEEL LIKE THIS YEAR IS REALLY ABOUT THE YEAR OF JUST LIKE, REALIZING STUFF. AND EVERYONE AROUND ME, WE'RE JUST LIKE, REALIZING THINGS." IT WAS FUNNY, BUT IT ENDED UP BEING PRETTY ACCURATE. TO RECAP THIS YEAR, I'M GOING OVER ALL OF THE THINGS I REALIZED IN 2016.

I realized that you can pretty much do whatever you want, as long as you're not hurting anyone. There's always more than one choice. You can also say whatever you want as long as you understand the consequences of saying whatever you want. Everyone has a voice—good or bad. I think the worst thing one can do is sit in silence.

But the most important lesson I learned this year is that people get rewarded for genuinely being themselves, and most people can see through poorly fabricated facades. Like, for example, I tried being "nice" to all of my friends and they wouldn't text me back, but when I played mean pranks, threw shade at them, and told them how much they don't mean to me, they were all down to take selfies with me and like all of my Instagram posts.

So keep being you, America—the real you. Because I'm going to keep being me.