The world, as beautiful as it is, is so fucked up. There are way too many expectations that will never be met but we will all work ourselves into the ground trying. I mean, what kind of life is that? No life at all if you ask me.
On the drive to the other morning I couldn't help but wonder how many people in the cars surrounding me are truly happy. Or how many are stressed out and miserable.
We face so many pressures every single day it's no wonder we all see therapists, seek meds or other substances to ease our minds. As sad as it is to say, it's not surprising how many of us take drastic measures in order to be happy or at least make sure others are happy with us.
I mean, come on. We spend the majority of our formative years in school where there is nothing by peer pressure to be cool, pretty, thin, hip, smart, etc. Then comes the "real world" where there are basically the same pressures, only in different environments.
I'd love to see a day when no one is judged on their looks or smarts, but I'm not an idiot, I know that day will never come in a whole. WE can all work on being less judgmental, however, and that is what I challenge all of you to do.
Work on being more aware of when you're making judgements towards others, even toward yourself. A lot of us don't realize that these judgements are frequently turned into constant pressures to act or look a certain way... ways that don't fit into who that person truly is. It's so much more damaging than we dare to admit.
If you really can't help yourself from criticizing, at least do it in a constructive way. If you're not happy about something someone does, suggest a positive solution instead of tearing them down.
Transitions are never easy but I believe this is an important one to work on. Good luck!