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Every day is a new day.  How lucky am I to be alive.

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Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

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Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

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If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via kushandwizdom)
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You are your own standard

It can’t be helped that we tend to view things from the perspective of the majority. This is what works, this is what should be, this is the accepted practice, this is the norm. The standard.

It also can’t be helped that despite what we know better, sometimes we succumb and view ourselves from this same perspective. Am I the clothes I wear, the things I accomplish, the talents I possess, from this perspective?

And therein lies all the self-doubt and insecurity and failure to see things properly. We become so engrossed in what they say we should know, not what we already know. When we pit ourselves against others in a game of Who’s Better, we never win. 

And the more we try to be on the same plane as the rest of them, the more we feel the disconnect. It is quite the struggle, trying to find your place while trying to not be out of place.

But the disconnect stems from the fact that we are trying to do everything our way, but based on their way of looking at it. If we only stick with our own approach and never waver, we will be the one to set which way to go.

So go do your own thing. This day and age isn’t the time to be taking memos from other people about what the rules are. Sure, get to know those rules, those dos and don’ts, those standards. But only so that you may set your own, not so you can comply against your better judgment. Sure, study the competition, their strengths, their selling points, the things they have that you don’t. But only so you can find out what yours are, not so you can pit yourself against them. You’re your standard, and you’re your competition. That game, you can always win. 

The truth is, we are all a little scared. Scared of the future, of losing someone, of finding our purpose, of something. We put up a front of our own disguises to mask our insecurities and fears. We appear tough and invulnerable, but deep down, we are all a little fragile and lost.