Who we really are!
January 3, 2009 3:58am CST
Everyday we walk past people, we meet new people. Some are good looking some smart and some are both. We say that we are happy in our lives and are enjoying every moment of it, but the reality is that we all are living for ourselves but for others. Each and every action of our everyday life is influenced by others. Our clothing, out stuff, we would rather buy an uncomfortable pair of pants which looks good but never something that is comfortable and ugly. Females would wear short skirts in freezing cold temperatures just to impress someone. Expensive perfumes, hours and hours in front of the mirror, different creams for hair, face, body and the creams are also various for hair removal, for soft and smooth skin, for wrinkles, for pimples, whiteners (bleaches), tanners, styling creams and the list goes on and on. The blame for this psychological epidemic somewhat falls of the judging society that we are living in but a greater share of it falls on us. Looking in the mirror we are too busy fixing the itsy bitsy imperfections in our clothes and never have time to look at the shallow person in those clothes who most probably can’t even look at his own reflection in the eye. I guess the best New Year’s resolution for 2009 would be to break out of this shell in which we are hiding and face the wind. It doesn’t matter that we get some weird glares walking through those streets among those people that we know, when at the end of the day we go to bed feeling happy that after so many years for the first time I walked through the street as myself and not someone whom everyone wants me to be.
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3 Jan 09
Yes you are so right. It is the inside that counts. When you only work on the outside, the inside will never come out. People see you as they want to see you. But only from the outside point of view. Being yourself is worth more than all the gold on earth. But first it would be nice to be able to be yourself. I have lived in so many different places, that I sometimes wonder who I really am. I used to always do what everyone else expected me to do. Then when I finally come out of my shell, people dont except me. But, now a days, I dont really worry about it anymore. I just want to be happy. The only way to do that is to respect myself first. When I want to work on my outside, apperiance. I do it for me. That is the way we should all live. After all, you cannot walk away from yourself. So might as well learn how to get along with yourself first.LOL! Take care.
3 Jan 09
It's good to hear from someone who has broken out. I myself am still struggling to get to the point where you stand. This actually is my own New Year's resolution and hearing that you have made it through lifts my confidence too. Thank you very much for posting.