I want you to know me,
But the part of me I want to show
Isn’t what everyone else can see.
I can’t be quantified by what I do
Or who I spend my time with.
You can’t analyze me
With a t-chart of my likes and dislikes.
Don’t trap me into a stereotype
Because of one characteristic.
I am not a number.
Don’t recite a list of my achievements
Or believe that I can be reduced
To what I do or how I do it.
Learn my motivations, why I do things.
Watch how they make me feel.
Learn my passions and my ambitions.
Know my hopes, dreams, and insecurities.
Know my heart and my soul.
I want you to see me as a friend
And not a statistic.