“My mom was a beautiful human being, Jack. She lit up the lives of everyone she touched, and I tried so hard to be like that when I was younger. Do you know what I found out? Nobody wanted me to touch their lives. Nobody wanted to be near me. My only friend was the least popular girl in school, besides me, anyway. I was so miserable back then, trying so hard to be someone I wasn’t. Yet I was afraid to be the real me, because if they had rejected me then, it would have been even more painful, because they would have been rejecting me. But you know what I realized? I don’t even know who the hell me is. I still don’t know. All I know is that who you see right in front of you is not Ari Dyser. It can’t be. Because if it is…” Ari paused, lifting her eyes to Jack’s unwavering gaze. “…then I hate me.”
I don't know why, but I really like this. What do you think, Plug?