We live in this dichotomy where we feel the need to fit into the box that society would have us believe is "perfect" and then wondering why we've "lost" ourselves in the process. You have to get rid of that box if you want to truly be free and authentically you.
There is the false belief that if you look this certain way, buy these certain products, do this or that, etc. that you will be popular, rich, beautiful, famous and all those other labels that society would lead us to believe will bring us the love, peace, and happiness that we're searching for. Even if you were able to achieve all of these impossible standards, you would not feel fulfilled and happy. A good part of this obnoxious belief that we have to try to attain this perfection is because the companies and individuals involved are making a lot of money from the hype. And sad to say, our egoic minds buy into this need and try to make it a driving force in our lives as a sense of identity. If this false belief were true, then wouldn't anyone who was rich, famous, and popular be happy and fulfilled and we see this in the stories of their lives? Well a look at those stories we read about them, proves that even with all this hype, they are still searching to attain more and are still in pain and suffering.
So step outside of that box thinking. In fact, destroy that box so you never want to return. You were born to stand out. You were born unique for a very good reason. Why would you want to conform to and try to be something that is not uniquely you. When you're living in that fake "box thinking" world, that is what your life ends up being, FAKE. People may like you but they like the fake you. You have to live up to the standards which steal your freedom to just be. And enough of that kind of living and you will be lost. You will forget what makes you who you really are meant to be. So break free. Accept and love yourself, just as you are. And allow those around you to love you that way as well. This is the you that the world truly needs, with all your unique qualities and skills. So, BE YOU. You're the best YOU there will ever be, and the only one.
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