I didn’t like my nose because it’s too big.
I didn’t like my skin because it’s too unclear.
I didn’t like my laugh because it’s too loud.
I didn’t like my skin colour because it’s dark.
But now I have learnt to love myself, now I love all my imperfections that make me who I am and I’m too lovely to be brought down by these worldly expectations.
Why is it that we always have to label ourselves in our lives? Rather than our actions and hard work defining us, our “expensive” and “super cool” labels define us. It’s like they are our identity.
Labels, expectations and perfection, in order to exist in today’s society, we feel like we have to pass these exams. Why can’t our hearts just be free and our minds be settled for once? Our bodies, our souls, our beating hearts, our thoughtful minds, our emotions and ourselves, none of us need a label or tag so we can define our existence.
Life is not complicated. Stop labelling yourself as difficult and impossible to understand. We are all humans and we have the same anatomy. We are all living organisms. We don’t need hate, we need love. Love can bond us into such compassionate and understandable relationships that we awaited our entire lives. It’s not hard to show affection. It’s simple to let each other know that we can see clear and our existence matters.
Why do we let other people label us? Mate, it’s time to grow, it’s time for some real growth. We don’t need to feel the pressure and grow socially. We need to grow spiritually and mentally. We need to grow in order to show those monsters who leave us tired at night in our beds that we will fight as long as we are alive. Each morning we get up to let those demons know that our growth is necessary and they can’t stop us. Those demons and monsters they don’t live around us, they live inside us. No one can defeat you, the only person that has the tendency to defeat you is you.
The sad truth of our society is that we have limited ourselves and given ourselves these price tags. We are trying to commercialise ourselves. However, we are enough for ourselves. We don’t need to be great. We can always do small things in a great way.
Over the last few years of my life I have learnt that it’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to be yourself. It’s okay to be you because you are the perfect you there is.