And I'm so proud.
My ex before the most recent one had a younger sister who I absolutely adored. She's 6 years younger than me, and I was 18 or 19 when her brother and I dated so we weren't quite "friends" as she was 12/13, but she was awesome and intelligent and just really fun. I missed her a ton when he and I broke up, but we stayed friends on Facebook and still talk sometimes. She's 16 or so now and it's interesting to see her grow up.
One of her cousins, who's like 2 years older than her, used to be such a brat. Just a spoiled, entitled, rude brat, and I really hoped the kid wouldn't end up like that. Thankfully, she didn't at all! Her Facebook posts are usually really good, intelligent things. Of course she's 16 so sometimes they're silly stuff (talking about boyfriends or silly inside jokes with friends), but she also posts intelligent, interesting things, and it makes me really happy that she seems like a level-headed chick. She posted this status a day or so ago, and it made me so proud (she often posts some feminist stuff which makes me so happy):
Virginity is a social construct. You don't lose your virginity. There's nothing valuable or precious about virginity, it's an imaginary concept. Virginity is inherently heterocentric. Your worth is not defined by whether or not you've had a dick inside you. What you define as sex is up to you, you get to decide how many people you've had sex with.
That is what she posted, word for word. I was not nearly this knowledgeable or open-minded when I was her age, and I love seeing her post these things. It also makes me happy cuz her brother (my ex) is kind of an asshole (he's a Republican. Or was when we dated) so I was silently praying that she didn't take on his weird, misogynistic views, which she obviously didn't. I wish I was still around that family so I can see her school his ass when he starts spouting nonsense.
God I miss that girl. She was and still is so awesome.