Why do people always strive so hard for popularity? Determined to have the most fashionable clothing, accessories and points of view whilst entirely missing the point of being a separate human being. What a lot of people don't seem to realise is that they are perfect and imperfect, and that they should embrace that, rather than piling on the make-up, chewing up the diets and disguising themselves from the world. A few people I know have been trying so hard recently to 'fit in' (a more apt definition of this, in my opinion, is 'be somebody else') that they've actually forgotten what it is they want, to the extent that - rather than asking themselves 'what do I want from this?' - they ask themselves 'what should I want?'.
I remember a time when I had lost myself. I don't remember finding myself, and I don't think it happened after one over-night epiphany. I grew, gradually, until I could eventually look at myself in the mirror and agree with the reflection. Not in a physical sense, but that I knew and was able to recognise that I was - once more - myself.
Now, I'm not going to blame parenting, or society, or the media (although those are three popular culprits). I am going to say that pressures are put on people from a small age. These pressures are all at some point dealt with, and in most cases resolved. Anybody who has been through and overcome this, please comment on how and why you did so, in the hopes that anyone now currently reading this and struggling with these or similar issues may be helped out of that dark hole.
· Wed Jan 25, 2012 @ 10:15pm · 0 Comments