I stared at my reflection in the mirror. My reflection grinned and said, “Told you so didn’t I? Sometimes being heartless helps.” I kept silent. My reflection continued speaking, “This world is governed by cowardice and the egoistic. If you can’t beat them, join them. Because if you be yourself, you won’t be able to survive. Cheat your way through. Lie your way through. Be selfish. Be egoistic. Sure, people will hate you. But you won’t be hurt that much because you’re too caught up hurting others. It’s the safest option many have taken, my friend.” I kept silent. The reflection broke it, “So, what say you?” I smiled and said, “I’m too strong to fall in this trap. I don’t want to be like the rest. I’m am me. Sure I might get hurt, but someday, those scars would harden, and they would form a thicker skin. It will take more beatings to break the skin open. Many people are heartless, but many more are remembered for not taking that dark path.” I broke the mirror and killed the reflection in it.