“Can you remember who you were before society told you who you should be.”
When we were younger we were taught to believe in magic, but eventually, as time passed by, the reality of life took it away. We were told ‘you can be anything you want to be when you grow up’, but what society really meant was ‘you can be anything you want to be when you grow up…if it’s realistic and you fit the criteria’. Do you see the problem? Maybe that’s why so many of us are unhappy.
We live in a world filled with judgements, expectations and pre-misconceptions. We live in a world which promises equality but is still so unjust. We judge our own happiness on the success of others, their lives, their families, their privileges. Until eventually it becomes easier to just conform, to dream ordinary dreams and stay in the box that society created around us.
Read and consider these questions carefully:
What do you want your life to be like?
What do you want to inspire in others?
What do you want to achieve?
…These are the questions we often ask others, but fail to ask, or truthfully answer, ourselves.
So maybe we should think about our younger self. Think about how they viewed life and dreams and futures. Think about the time before society and all of its negativity controlled who we chose to be and what we chose to do.
Who am I?
I’m a writer, a feminist and a reader of ya fiction, who dreams of being a published author in a world which succeeds in the act of making everyone equal.
Until next time keep dreaming x