I’m a simple kind of girl. What I choose has nothing to do with you. What you choose has nothing to do with me. I feel as if we all take things so damn personally. We can’t even say something without being accused of being “politically incorrect”. Is there really nothing else to do than pay attention to people who say or do dumb things? Everyone has an opinion on someone or something. I feel like a majority of the people care too damn much about what everyone else things. We are an approval seeking culture. That’s fairly obvious to me. There is strange idea that we need to fit in with the norm on order to be accepted. Granted, I’m not saying everyone is that way. I can discern
between what I think and what every one else thinks. I’ve never had that issue. I’m speaking to those who are so easily persuaded by what is popular. I don’t know who decided what is or isn’t in fashion. I certainly don’t need a magazine or social media to tell me what to wear. It’s like this whole wide world is High School. The more popular kids have the look, the style, the money and popularity to sway the “lesser” masses. Not only that, a majority of those people will follow the so called “popular” clique. As if one day, those cool kids will look at you and say, “I accept you, come join us.” We really have become a society of “followers.” If you know anyone with a Twitter account I’m sure you can appreciate my thought.
Why are we so desperate to fit in? Why do we feel the need to sacrifice our self identity to do so? Unfortunately
the media is savvy like this. You’ll notice a lot of their hair and make up commercials are designed to make you feel ugly. They use terminology to manipulate you into thinking that having the latest beauty trend will curb the aging process. They want you to “fit in” to what their version of beauty is. If I’m correct, they want you to avoid having gray hair and wrinkles. I hear “anti-age” a whole lot. I want you to think for yourselves. Please don’t let yourself be told what is or isn’t allowed. “Cool” or “Uncool” is a label you choose for yourself. The sooner you realize those popular kids are just like you, then you’re taking the first step to independent thinking. There is truly no box that you have to fit in to. That is something that is created in the mind. There is no box. There is no mold or shape you have to fit in to.
Your life is your own creation. When you start to live your life according to what everyone else thinks, then you’re truly living inside a box. I’ve always been accused of being “outside the box.” I learned there is no box so who I am is just limitless and boundless. That’s what freedom means.
My advice for today: Always, always follow YOUR heart. No one can tell you what to do. No one can tell you who to be. I hope when you choose a path in life, it is your own. I came up with this saying… “The only path to follow is the one that is yet to be created.”