How do I keep ending up as that girl who loves something everyone else hates? It happened when I was a kid, too. My favorite show from sixth grade onward was Digimon, but my classmates thought it was childish and stupid. They made fun of me constantly for liking it. (One of the things they did to me almost got my school sued!)
I don’t remember having any friends who liked Digimon, so I didn’t talk about it much to anyone. After all, I’d only get teased for it. In fact, one of my classmates tricked me into thinking they liked the show, just so they could get a laugh out of hearing me geek out. It turned out they only knew a character’s name because their little brother was a fan.
That was before social media. I’m sure I would have been able to find fellow Digimon fans online. But with Aisha and Nex, I have hardly anyone to enjoy them with in real life or online.
I feel the same way I did when I was young, but now it’s amplified. Feeling like an outsider around 100 people is one thing. But millions of people? That’s a level of loneliness I never thought I’d feel. ?