We all try to be someone we are not.
The music we listen to, the clothes we wear, the actions we make; mere representation of whatever we are not.
It’s almost as if being someone else we are not, is the most desirable thing ever. Even if it’s for the worse. It’s almost saying that if we act the way we are, we are less interesting, less outstanding and less.. welcomed? In fact, most of the things we do and say, it’s always for a certain audience. We always cater for the listener.
Is it all we think about is how people perceive us of? If that’s the case, do we live for others or ourselves? If no one could pin their thoughts as a representation of who we are, would we be acting differently? Most importantly, if no one’s perception could bother you.. What would you be doing now?
And of course, how realistic is it to say that our words or actions could be a stab in the back. The world is so big; anything can be held against you. Is that the reason we are so utmost compromising? Even if the world around us changes, we would never be the first one to make the first move. Is it a disadvantage to be the one to take the arrow? Is this stupidity or an act of brilliance? No one knows for sure. At this point of time, when our first steps are innocuous and concerning, people take reference to who we are, and what we’ve done. It goes back to why we act the way we do — that society only accepts one type of character; less than perfect and we can vanish. It seems that pretending is the only solution.
But is pretending truly a bad thing? How could this be a bad thing, right? I mean living by the rules you are almost never in trouble. You can live comfortably and be a good contributor to the society. I mean, what’s wrong? Think about all the times you can hide a mist the crowd and never raise your head, isn’t that the way to live?
The truth is, you lose it all when you lose your soul. The more scared you are, the more weak you become and the more scared you become. If you don’t take risks, you fail life by default.
One of my favorite quote is “Moderation is Key” and for a good reason. Moderation really is key. And I know many who are intolerable to this cliche quote, believe me I am too, but it seems to be the answer to most question marks. Practicing individualism and playing as a demure societal member should be in equal parts; should any part decrement in any way, the other cease to exist.
P.S This post is a joke.