Inner Sanctum: Being the way that you are is enough

Being yourself isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially if society and the people around you think quite poorly of the things you like and the people you look up to. Hey, a good example of this would be me liking a certain “boy band” (you can probably guess…). Okay, “like” is an understatement but still, you get the drift (I hope). The world is full of judgmental people these days and the internet is by far much worse. Perhaps it’s because you are behind a computer screen and people can’t see what you really look like, making them feel like they can say whatever they want. It’s sort of like having a mask… except… well, it’s a machine.

Anyway, I find it quite hard to be myself around people because I fear being judged. Trust me, it’s not a nice thing and we’ve all probably been there at some point in our lives. We face judgement everyday and sometimes it can even hold you back. You really shouldn’t let others affect who you are and determine what you’ll become (I’m sounding like a hypocrite here, haha). 

“I’m beautiful in my way because God makes no mistakes.”

“I’m on the right track baby, I was born this way.”

 

Okay, that was lame and cheesy but you know what Gaga has said here is quite true! At times we may feel hopeless and full of despair (pretty much me all the time, I can’t talk) but you are who you are in the end. There’s no escaping that reality.

Oh, if you haven’t figured out who that boy band is from the title you must be a little slow…
ImageYeah… couldn’t make it anymore obvious than that! What can I say? They’re talented, charming and overall down to earth guys! Now, I’m a guy and society + the internet would disagree but you know what? Haters are going to hate!

Don’t be afraid to let your “true self” out of your inner sanctum. It doesn’t really matter what others think about you. It’s not like they control your life.

(Well, I’m just going to say that I’m being a huge hypocrite here because I am terrified of some people finding out about me and them, haha!)

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Reality or just an illusion?

Sometimes you can’t help but just sit and think to yourself about your surroundings, feelings. What exactly brings your character joy? Friends? Family? or perhaps a simple object in your life. I can’t really put my finger on what brings me joy, there’s just so many things that make me happy but at the same time, there are a lot of things in the world (as well as people) who, in my eyes, just exist to make your life less enjoyable.

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Take this picture of Pikachu flying on a pair of balloons. He seems like he’s enjoying himself, right? Well, imagine if people lived to burst those balloons and send him flying down into a pit of sadness. That’s pretty much how I feel all the time. You either have to conform to society or just crumble, at least, that’s what my brain tells me which makes me think about an entire different life. What if I was a different person in an illusionary world. What if I did conform to the rules of society, being restricted on what to be or what to do simply because it was normal? I guess you can say that what I’m trying to describe is like inside of a school. Every student is wearing the same uniform, forced to follow their rules while suppressing their inner, true self. “Being yourself” isn’t the easiest thing to accomplish especially with all those people out there to judge you. You can’t let them bother you though (another thing that’s easier said than done) and if they do, Just try and think positive (this as well).

I guess I’d prefer to be in that illusionary world because reality seems too harsh at times. I’d be accepted for who I am but I’d have to hide what makes me unique as a person. So, reality vs illusion? What’s your choice?

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Yes, that is a squirrel eating Nutella. In fact, that’s pretty much me everyday as well as sitting in front of my computer tweeting and occasionally “fanboying” over music