As we're growing up, as we mature, we make very impressionable people. Children can sometimes be mean and hurtful, unintentionally, to the other children. Sometimes the effects last a minute, sometimes a while.
Adults, however, can be mean and hurtful to other adults,
much to my general dismay, intentionally.
There are various ways of dealing with snubs and rejection, some laugh it off, some turn vengeful, but some, dwell on it and let it swallow them whole.
Everyone is different and unique in their own way, that can not be said enough, no one is entitled to fitting into someone's checklist of expectations.
One person's reject is another's prize,
so why subject yourself continually to such whims?
There is nothing wrong with who we are,
whether we're tall, short, small, large, needy, greedy;
the only danger is letting someone else's opinions and expectations define who we are.
For once, let's keep our scathing remarks and judgments away, let's give that sharp tongue a miss, that chance to gossip, that chance to take one for granted, and spend that energy in something a little more befitting to what defines us, as we claim to be, an evolved species.
(A tad preachy, I presume, but meh. :) )