There are days when we look at the mirror and find a different person staring back at us. When we finally put our name on the wall and the door falls off. When we spend some precious footprints on the shore only to see them being washed off the next second. When we keep scrolling our screens without knowing when to stop.
In an eternity of stories and lifetimes shared, we still don't know what is it that makes us click. That's precisely what holds us back. But why is it so important to know? Why is it so important to reach to the podium and be able to say, 'Yes! I did it' in front of massive plastic faces and walls?
Why are we still not free enough to choose what we want to do, how we want to be and not care about the world liking it or not? Why is there a constant pressure to do well, be quick and flashy about it? Even if there is, why are we still feeding it with sick levels of anxiety and trauma?
The answer to that is real simple. Whatever our stories may be, there is always one common chapter right there. The chapter of comparison, where we do not take a second before comparing ourselves to anybody worth 5 seconds of our time. And you and I, we both know that nothing good ever comes out of it.
We may all be the creation of the same God, but we are not the exact copies of each other. We are different. We are unique. We are all cut out for diverse jobs, distinct journeys. Any comparison to another person's life is not only unfair, but also imbecile.
So, don't bother yourself with people's lives and their know-how's. Because the way you can't be them, they can't be you. We lead lives made up of drastic decisions, good or bad. And nothing and nobody can really tell how it feels like to be you.
Stop giving a damn to perfection. You don't have to be the best in this world to put a smile on your face. You don't have to do the most in this life to pat your back. You just need to remove the plastic out of your face and feel alive in your skin, for as long as you breathe, as long as you be.
Words - @eshitagarg, Flora on her skin
Photo - @unsplash