Don't Run Because It Makes You Different, Embrace Your Individuality
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Don't Run Because It Makes You Different, Embrace Your Individuality

Reach for the stars and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Don't Run Because It Makes You Different, Embrace Your Individuality

The world has so many implications and ideas of who we should be as well as what we should look like and how we need to present ourselves to others. These ideas and phrases cloud our own individual approaches to life and make it difficult to even know who we are at this point. The more that we feed into the social stigmas that society has created, we begin to lose touch of ourselves and the passions and dreams that we have within our own lives. These ideologies and maps that we create may not match up with those that our parents or other people currently in our lives see for us. Situations similar to these make us hesitate and take a few steps backward due to questioning ourselves and what we want to do in the next steps of our lives. It's unfair that the world has created these types of feelings for us to experience, yet it is a blessing to be able to exceed the limits proposed by our fears.

I'm a film and television major and just about everyone who hears that decides to not take me seriously due to believing that it's an "easy" route. Little do most people know that we are creating content daily and making our own worlds with people who have passions and conflicts they need to get past in order to live a life with happiness and depth. I'm always thinking on my feet and developing characters that people could relate to due to the hurdles that they may need to get past and the history that may lay within their family lives or present lives. It's difficult to put yourself in the shoes of someone that you've created using your imagination yet it makes it even more significant that this person could be based on various people that you meet on a daily basis.

Although it's been difficult expressing my passion to others and having them fully understand what I'm trying to accomplish with my major, I've become increasingly more open with the way that people portray their passions to me and I do my best to encourage their creative direction. It's so simple and hurtful to be shut down, yet it's even easier to have a fight within you and work extremely hard to reach a goal. If anything, the weakness in the understanding of my passion by others has created an inner fire that I never knew existed.

At times it's difficult to come to the conclusion of not being taken seriously, yet I'll always work towards my goals and succeed in every way that I can to make the most out of the things that make me happy. We all have things that set us apart from others, which makes us increasingly special and significant to our own roles on this earth. So take a leap of faith and stick to that passion that you believe in which makes you happy, and don't let anyone make you think otherwise.

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