“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
― Rick Warren.
You might as well stop trying to fit in now, because you were never supposed to. We have spent so much time in our lives trying to “fit in,” but no one was told that were not actually meant to. The world was not to be riddled with strife, wars, poverty ,sicknesses, and spiritual darkness were not to have a place in it. Many times if not all, we’re our own worst enemy. As an example think of the disease of cancer, it has been studied and traced back to some foods(processed,GMO) and chemicals. Who created all that food and made the chemicals(usually for profit)? If you guessed people(us) you are correct ! In having self centered desires and the lust for money, people voluntarily choose to harm each other. The very act of trying to fit in brings about the bullying, but who’s doing it? Other people, or are we doing it to ourselves? In fact it’s better not to conform to the majority of this world, because more often then not average is becoming the status quo. Just as children are slowly bullied into becoming like everyone else, so are we by the world and its systems. However, there is an inherent problem in being like everyone else, not only is it boring, but it has a way of dimming the light we originally entered the world with. Each of us are born bright with optimism, drive, imagination, and a lack of awareness of other people. As we grow, the ebb and flow of society slowly encourages us to join the crowd, heightens our awareness of others causing comparisons, and works out the wild and free spirits we’re born with. If were able to protect and retain these spirits from the world that wants to steal them we become conquerers. We overcome the petty preoccupations and can’t be bothered by what other people think. Therefore, don’t be afraid of being amused and wondered like a child or hiding your quirks. Those are the very things that the world is jealous of and sets out to steal. Your childlike spirit is a precious gem to be protected and valued, so enjoy it and don’t be afraid to show it!
“Life is not a dress rehearsal, stop practicing what your going to do and just go and do it, you can transform today.” -Marilyn Grey
If your just shooting for average, your failing miserably. It’s an act of the foolish to compare oneself to others, or measure against them. It’s a ritual of mediocrity to compare with other people. you were created for something far bigger than you can imagine. The truth is that even if your doing well, there is more out there for you. A sense of dissatisfacion is a signal that your not fulfilling your purpose. It is when were doing what we were made for that fulfillment will be reached. Rather than surmise your doing well by measuring against what others are doing, why not take a different approach? What would happen if you aimed to be different or do better than everyone else instead? Also don’t shy away from proclaiming your big dreams to others, for fear of rejection or sounding silly. Fear is what limits us in many if not all ways. Don’t be afraid of what other people think, because it robs you of your potential. Even by simply proclaiming your dreams and aspirations out loud(no matter how “crazy”) you’ll see things begin to shift and your life will change. I’m fairly confident that no one in history who posessed a legendary last name settled for doing just as well as everyone else. Due to the mass practice of people comparing themselves to each other, it’s exactly why We see so few names that outshine the rest. This is a bad habit of humanity that needs to be broken. Not to mention, by escaping the comparison trap, you’ll focus more on your particular brand of potential,squelch the green monster(jealousy),and you might just find yourself in a niche of society. This would be an excellent occurrence, because then you will be like no one else. Which is the point of course, to be the one and only YOU.
“What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”-Harry Houdini.
How many of us chase an illusion? We try to emulate the pictures We see in beauty magazines,the lifestyles We see(or think We see)in media,and generally listen to what were subconsciously being told through popular culture. We are inundated with these fairy tale suggestions. The things you aren’t told upfront is that much of it is smoke and mirrors(or photoshop) so this means were essentially spectators at a giant magic show. Once it becomes clear that the picture isn’t authentic, you’ll find that what you already possess is just as good if not better, then what’s in the elusive fairy tale images being paraded on every available space.(i.e television,magazines,billboards,and in retail spaces) I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but in America the media is over saturated into daily living. This has caused some negative effects. Such as unnecessary fear,dieting,and misrepresentation. The fact is, that just like at a magic show,it’s helpful to realize it’s not all realistic. Many people realize this(I hope)but what about those that do not? It takes a certain amount of confidence and experience to not fall prey to these tactics. It’s important to be comfortable in your own skin and not care so much about what other people think. When you possess these things,you’ll find that you’ll be more successful in life. With confidence comes success,and there aren’t too many things better then marching to the beat of your own drum. True beauty is not contained inside the pages of a beauty magazine. However, there is beauty abound in your own brand of unique. A homogenized World full of models would be terribly boring,so do your best not to look like one. It’s in the perceived “imperfections,” that We can find perfection. When you truly see the unique beauty that you possess(i.e like yourself!) the media chatter begins to die down to a barely audible whisper. In other words you’ll be much happier and your corner of the universe will be much nicer!
It’s amazing what happiness will generate in your life. I have found that happiness attracts positive situations,good people,more confidence,and success! Once your able to tune out(the media junk) and get on your own wavelength, happiness becomes a renewable resource.
Cheers and tune out!