"knowing your power
i hurt you because i didn't think it would be possible for me to have an effect at all. i have been careless in my insecurity. i have thought of myself as a joke, and believed you thought the same, and so much of the pain i have caused came from believing that the people around me genuinely didn't care if i was there or not.
i have the power to hurt. my words have the power to hurt. i have to carry this with me as a reminder of the damage i am capable of causing if i am not more careful.