We all have in our subconscious minds a vision of ourselves as we ought to be. Every second without even realizing it, we hold ourselves up to this vision and find all the ways that we cannot fit it. We’re not skinny enough, we’re not muscular enough, we’re not funny enough, we’re not smart enough, we’re not…. we’re not enough.
The truth is, if we keep on using this mirage as a reflection to judge ourselves, we will continually be disappointed. Let’s all do ourselves a favor and abandon this mistaken identity.
Go to the mirror. This reflection that is in front of you is exactly the way it’s meant to be right now, right where you are. This is you, and you can change, but change into something you really really want to be. This means abandoning social concepts of beauty and intelligence, this means doing away with the shallow understanding of life that our society subscribes to and that the psychological community prescribes medication to sustain.
We have the power to choose how we measure ourselves, that is our task and no one else’s. Don’t change yourself into an idol that society mistakenly reveres, GROW into yourself. You are truly precious, a unique form of life that cannot be duplicated. You are more valuable than all of the precious stones ever mined.