In today’s Society, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for teenagers to be themselves. We’re given so many reminders of what’s expected from us, in order to comply with Society’s view of what’s right and what’s wrong.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have a little inspiration from time to time, but there’s a very faint line between inspiration and negative influencing. Needless to say that, in my opinion, that line was crossed a long time ago.
As a result of that, we inevitably begin to lose sight of who we are out of fear. Fear of not fitting in, fear of failure and fear of never being good enough. So, instead, we take the easy option and replicate what it is we see everyone else doing. But, isn’t that kind of scary? Because, if everyone is trying to be the same as everyone else, we’re constantly deceived by what’s reality and what’s not.
You see, I can’t help thinking that if everyone was brave enough to be who they want to be, rather than who they they think they should be, the world would be a much better place.
Granted, it’s difficult to stand out and easy to blend in, but I can almost guarantee that those who have chosen to express themselves in the way they want to are far more happier than those who haven’t. Sometimes, we just have to take that leap of faith and show the world who we truly are. Being different doesn’t have to be daunting or scary, it can be fun and exciting in more ways than we know.
What I want you to know is that it’s OK to stand out from the crowd and defy all that Society is telling us to do. In fact, it’s better than OK; it’s incredible. I can’t stress enough the importance of doing what makes you happy, living the life you want to and being who you really are. It’s your life, not theirs, so never be afraid to shine like the star that you were born to be.
– – “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream”