- Stop being a sheep.
- Feel what you want to.
- Do what you want to.
- Be what you want to.
Sometimes, I feel like I am a bird. Sitting on the terrace. Scared of heights. What if I fail? This is going to break my feathers. But, I want to fly. I am scared of what my co-birds telling me. I feel like being paralyzed!
Look at you. You’re young, you’re beautiful, you’re smart … but where’s your ambition? Where’s your strength? Where are your dreams? You’re scared. Why? What is stopping you from being you? Are you really doing what you want to? Don’t you think, you are becoming a victim of belief system? Don’t you think – the main culprit behind a person’s overall development is “orthodox parenting.”
Don’t do this, don’t do that. You were not supposed to go there. He should not be your friend. You should wear a white shirt. Don’t you dare to wear minis? If you are not doing this, no one can help you.
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We were made human, but we are behaving like cows. All the time we need a shepherd with a stick to guide. Moreover, we are not allowed to move the way we want to, but on the line formed by our guide. Be it our personal life or social life, we want leaders.
We don’t want to be the leaders of our destiny. We don’t know our capabilities. All the time, we need someone to tell that about our plus and minuses. No offense, but I don’t see any difference between people around me and the animals in the zoo. We are asked to follow the leaders without asking questions.
Remind me of a beautiful example. Ever saw a baby elephant? Those who know, the baby elephant is very naughty and troublesome. To keep him under control, you need to tie him with wrought iron chain. He won’t be able to break it, though he will try his level best. Every single day, he will try to break that chain until he becomes an adult. After turning adult, he then will be tied with a grass rope. He can easily break that, but he won’t try. For him that grass rope is as tougher as the wrought chain. Do you know why? Because now he is a victim of belief system.
This is what happening to us. We are not allowed to ask questions. And, should you ask, you will be labeled as a rebel. For most of us, this is how things work; we are living in a system, where we are expected to have a confirmation from the outer world. Okay fine.
You don’t want to ask questions, then don’t ask. But, you still can live the life of your choice. All you have to do is – stop respect elders and start respecting their maturity and ideas.
Make it your own choice to follow them or not. But, you need to make yourself clear about the fact that – there is nothing wrong in it. Stop caring so much about the opinion of others and what they think about you. Try to understand that usually their opinion of you is just a reflection of their own unrecognized personality.
Quit hiding behind a mask. It’s a shame. Show the world how awesome person you could be. Age is just a number, they say. And, maturity has nothing to do with age. Maybe the way your grandfather was doing things is not the way you can do things now. Keep your head high and don’t let your identity disappear.
According to the rule book of 21 century – listen without interrupting, talk without accusing, answer without arguing, share without pretending, enjoy without crying, forgive without punishing and promises without expecting! Can you do this? If you can, then consider yourself detached from the rotten belief system.
Learn to take the risks. Do not be afraid of failure. Do not stop at the first difficulty. Always remember that the obstacles are there just to remind you that you truly need to fight for what you want. The happy endings are going to disguise the painful journey. So, do not lose hope. Not for a second.
If you can not fly, then run. If you cannot run, then walk. If you cannot walk, then crawl … but whatever you do, do not let anyone stop you from going ahead! – Martin Luther
Be strong! Do not allow the world to turn you into a bad man or a loser. Do not let the pain make you feel hatred. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetest moments of life. Be yourself and do not let people blinded by this belief system make you believe that you cannot do something.
Wear what you want. Say what you feel right. Love whoever you want to. Listen to the music you love to. Dance if you want to. Go for late night movie shows, if you love to. Eat whatever you want to. Forget worries about the future for a moment. You have no control over the things that are going to happen. Stop planning things. Do not think that tomorrow you’ll wake up early to reach the office before the time.
No more waiting for Friday … weekend. It is now or never. Mother’s day, father’s day, brother’s day, Valentine’s day – these all are crap. Do not fix days for celebrating things; for offering gratitude. This is how you are not going to be a sheep. This is how you going to keep your uniqueness alive. Try to get out of this belief system.
Four things, cannot be recovered – stone after being thrown, the word once out of the mouth, the opportunity one missed, and the time once elapsed ! Live now! Do what you want to do … now!