By: Anabel Geneta-Raymundo
This article is sponsored and repost from one of the greatest inspirational writer of our time Anabel. Thank you for your continious contribution to change in humanity.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved: Loved for ourselves, or rather, Loved in spite of ourselves.-Victor Hugo
Perhaps you have heard a lot of deliberations about this issue-a topic which might throw you for a loop.
Overwhelmed by the increasing attention I got so far, I would like to retell my purpose why I have started my blog which some of you might have already read.
Honestly, I had been the type of person who cared much about others’ opinions and attentions. When I was younger, I would study hard to get high grades just to gratify my parents’ persistent wishes.
Growing up, I learned that to be loved and accepted, one must live up to the standards of the world. This may involve compromising your individuality -your sense of self.
Needless to say, the continuous pursuit for recognition and approval was annoying. So finally I had enough of that practice and I started to change my mindset toward things.
I write not impress but to express.
If it works to me then definitely it will work to thousands out there who struggle expressing themselves.
Basically, when you try to impress, your actions and speech become stifled. Every word or sentence has to be likable to those persons you are trying to impress. When everything fails, you become disheartened and unresponsive. The truth is, if you won’t deviate from it, you will be permanently stuck in a continuous cycle of disappointments.
In contrary, when you express you are just being yourself without inhibitions. When someone discards your ideas it will be easier to accept. It doesn’t kill you anyway.
It is a fact that we differ from one another. We are all born unique-it means that we have different skills, talents, likes, dislikes, and styles-which marks us special.
What is appealing to me may not be appealing to you, the same with what is important to you may not be valuable to me. Having fewer followers, likes, and comments doesn’t make you a lesser person or writer, let’s just say that your interest may not be the interest of many.
You should not adjust to conform to the standards of this society. You have your own story to tell and they are inspiring and exceptional. Let the world see them.
Once again, I’m not trying to influence your writing style or purpose. You have your own free will to do or write whatever pleases you. Remember that no one else is in charge of your happiness, but you.