There are very few people who will ever understand what Simone Biles is going through. Hell, I don’t think anyone ever will. The pressure that is on her is unreal, but if we’re being honest, we think that she made the right decision by pulling out of competitions and putting her mental health first.
It’s a sign of strength and one that we should all applaud her on. The impact that she will make on the future of the sport by doing this and everything that she’s done is something that will make other girls and women feel more comfortable standing up for herself.
“nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw. It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why,” he continued.
“People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!! So proud of you @simonebiles.”
We’re proud of her and you Justin. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Anyone who puts their mental health first deserves grace and support.
Please give it and treat people with kindness.