i'm happy. why? because i know who i am. because i have amazing people in my life. because i am an amazing person. because i have the whole world ahead of me, and no person to hold me back.
i don't need someone else's validation to make me happy.
you can tell the difference when someone is trying desperately to convince themselves of something by splashing it all over the place, and when someone is reveling in true JOY.
i am doing the latter.