We love how Alaskan Bush People star Rain Brown allows herself to be vulnerable on social media. In her latest Instagram post, the teenage star did just that when she opened up about “giving up.” On Wednesday, June 26, she penned a lengthy post about feeling defeated, picking yourself back up, and persevering. It turns out the feeling is a familiar one for the star — and she wants her followers who also feel that way to know that they’re not alone.

“To anyone that feels like giving up: some days you feel defeat,” Rain, 16, wrote in the heartfelt message. “You try so hard, you get strong and motivated and, after all of your efforts, you’re once again let down. Pain is something not many will talk about. Pain of the past, pain of the present and fear of pain in the future. Let me tell you now you are being too hard on yourself. Your efforts didn’t fail. Your motivational tactics still work. You’re still strong. But sometimes things fail. Not because of us, but just because that’s the way it’s meant to be.”

Sharing a quote from the breakup advice website LovesAGame.com, the teen posted an image that contained the words, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” In her caption for the post, she continued, “It’s often quite ugly to examine, but quite useful nonetheless. We all have pain, but suffering is something we control. So when you think about giving up, think to yourself, ‘What would happen if I didn’t?’ The answer is, ‘You will never know if you do.’ You can give up anytime. What’s the rush? Let’s see what tomorrow brings together. ♥️”

The star thanked her fans for reading the long message, adding her usual hashtags. She also informed her followers that this post was part of a series she was starting. “Inspirational posts every Wednesday,” she explained. Though making it an official thing will be new, Rain is no stranger to inspirational posts. The ABP star encourages her followers to #staystrong and #stayhappy on pretty much every post she shares, even when she’s having a tough day thanks to depression. She’s no slouch to looking on the bright side of life, and now it seems she’s hoping to help her followers do the same.

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