You remind me of me when I was 13, with stars in my eyes. Now I’m 17 and those stars that used to shine so bright have collapsed into black holes, gulping down all the light that they can wrap their dirty little fingers around. You need to get greedy. You need to get selfish. This world is seedy. This world is Hell, kid. No one is going to hand anything to you. They’re going to try and snatch the food right out of your hands. People can be monsters, kid. They’ll eat you up if you don’t know how to bare your fangs. They’ll rip you limb from limb if they smell blood in the water. Don’t let them get to you. Don’t even let them see you sweat or shed a tear. Don’t forget you’re still just a girl, though. Don’t let them fill your spirit with fear. It’s your soul they want. It’s your mind they’re after. Don’t let them take your heart. Don’t let them take your laughter.