Many of us won’t to admit it, but reality is: when things hit the fans, the heat moulds us. We lose ourselves and allow the pressure to shape us. We set aside who we are, what we know and what we believe in, just to move along with the crowds. We adhere to social norms and expectations just to get a round of applause. And what’s even worse is that we actually make ourselves believe that this is who we are.
We step into situations with our eyes wide opened but somehow our minds shut. We move with the flow and don’t see the need to question, let alone to develop a thinking pattern. As long as someone else has done it before and succeeded, then we replicate what they did when facing the same storm. “It has always been done like that. Why fix something that’s not broken.” We turn to justify forgetting that, just because everyone else is going to right, going left is not wrong.
In front of masses we preach what is expected of us and not what’s from our hearts. None of us wants the weight that comes with explaining our sole non-compliance, we always feel the need to have seconders. We don’t want the burden of being “The first”, whereas in contrast, we all want to be the next Steve Jobs. But how if pressure trembles us?
Individually we know what we need but collectively we shy out from the voices inside. We agree to what we dislike and vote in favour of what shutters our prides. What hurts the most is that some of us, somewhere deep down, we know that we want to be “retards”, but we are terrified of doing what is not on the system. We want different fruits but afraid to sow different seeds.
Where am I going with this? To reality – I am just hoping that we could for once face facts and stop ditching reality for what it is. We are so consumed in acting like we always have a bull by its horns whilst live in regret. Until when are we going to be our own enemies- alleged victims of pressure? Until when are we going to delay the pleasure that comes with being the odd one out?