(Original post by TheSelfAcknowleged)
I will openly admit I don't know how you feel, but I would give what little advice I can, if it helps...
What I would ask myself is: what is the truth?
Are you a hard worker, do you feel you did well in your A-levels, are you really that fat that you're mum made that comment?
I know I'm probably applying my relatively less annoying situations (although obviously I've been a bit depressed at times just as much as anyone else) but I think the best way to look at it is this: can things get better?
The reason I'd refer to truth is that I am a serious worrier: I worry about EVERYTHING. I spend most of my time worrying about things before doing things, irrespective of it's significance in daily life. Whenever I'm stressed I ask myself: am I legitimate
in feeling self-pity?
I think you should reanalyse the situation:
Anyone can gain confidence to get a job: capitalism is a game to be played. As you get older you will
get more confidence; as you get older you will
find more people like you; I think that the best way to carry on if you're ever stressed is to ask yourself whether or not things can get better.
99.9% of the time they do get better: with a bit of luck and self-will life will improve. You're parents may just be plain wrong. I think listening to your parents when they mock you is ridiculous. Remind yourself, you
are the young person and you have greater potential! At least you're trying to get a job, and I can guarantee
you that self-contained persistence is something that people respect in society, especially businesses.
If it helps, I pretty much will do nothing this summer but look for a job and do exercise xD I'm very introverted and to be honest with you, it's important to realise that life is just as unpredictable as it is negative at times!
Then again I'm 17 and so that's quite a hard to generalisation to substantiate experientially
Just my 'two cents' :P