Reasons To Rediscover Your Mind & Passions

Reasons To Rediscover Your Mind & Passions

​When a person tells you you can’t do something— no wait, let me rephrase that. When a person has absolutely no idea what your passions in life are, and how hard you’re trying to steer closer to them each day, criticizes you.
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In the first place, don’t ever think about 'what if?'

'What if' they are right?

That shortly turns into what if everybody is right. Gosh, such dreamers you guys are. Stop letting this get in the way of your own vision.

Second of all, we ALL have our own passions and drives that all are pursued through widely-differing acts and levels when comparing ourselves to others.

Here’s the fascinating part:

One’s level could be either higher or lower than yours, but how do you think so inferior of one working extra hard for their mental stability not to be disrupted from your comparison skills? How do you know who you even are if you are so focused on being superior?

Are you really going to sit there and not admit that you, too, had something you really loved about yourself that no longer exists in your heart?

This is why you crave for that feeling of being invincible. And criticizing will only make you more thirsty as you are feeling completely alone. As you keep losing hope that you will succeed, you forget to imagine that levels do not matter. You know what’s right. You’re just too lazy to work hard for it like the ones you’ve inspired to continue. Criticism will never benefit you. In common sense, criticism will only rob you of your personhood.

With that being said, as soon as you even catch that drive you have for something, or better yet, multiple things. We all have our goals that go sometimes maybe a little faster than yours or you also fail to stand up to your own self, just like us.

Here are some questions I have for you to put to mind:

Why not just agree that nobody’s 'perfect?'

Why not just give in to that rough-patched book cover you criticize or enjoy just laying there on your shelf?

I mean, there had to have been a time in your life where you actually wanted that book. The cover was probably more vibrant when you first got it.

This is where it applies to us:

Humans often tend to lose their nostalgic identities exactly parallel to your loss of interest in, let’s say... a story from your childhood. That means it was once a part of you. That book may have been shared with the most important people of your life. You, as a person, once appreciated this book more than you do yourself today. You forgot about yourself mainly, never bothered to clean the shelves, or even forgot that feeling of having a pure clean soul where all your passions roamed freely and aimlessly. But now they revolve around others.

Something happened in your life. Don’t worry, sweetie, you’re just reading me and you can trust me. I still guarantee you know what you’ve been through. Rough or not, why don’t you stop criticizing us and put yourself in our shoes?

Still, think you’re 'perfect?'

Why don’t you clean up your self first? And, instead, open that book you knew you lacked any more appreciation for. Focus your eyes, as you flip through the pages, and then you suddenly begin to remember the neglected story you left behind or your “passions.”

Some pointers, babe, you can always get a new and better book if your story is still incomplete. There may be torn out pages from your past, but your mind only begins to hit you with curiosity. You begin to actually see the world and want to learn more.

And that is where you become yourself again.

Don’t fall for criticism once again, please.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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To Donald Trump: Thank U, Next

Look what you taught us.

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What Donald Trump taught me is that it is not essential for the president to care about his country. Con-artistry goes a long way when communicating with people who are tired of the same political jargon.

His simple-minded but outlandish promises convinced people significant change was coming. Donald Trump taught me that never again do I want a president to be thought of as "one of us."

Instead, I want someone smart, ethical and who has taken a basic civics course — someone who will take care of minorities and make those in dire situations a priority instead of stock market prices.

I want a president that doesn't brag about sexually assaulting women. I want a president that doesn't go on social media and blame homicide victims for not being armed. I want a president that doesn't complain about money when people are dying and losing their homes in a massive fire.

However, with that being said, I also want to give thanks to Trump. Because of him, the next generation sees how crucial it is to get out and vote. Most of your elders probably never spoke to an LGBTQ person, but you and your siblings grew up with LGBTQ friends, and you would never want them to be treated any lesser than you. You grew up with women dominating television. You grew up under the leadership of an African American president. You grew up in a world that was changing.

Some people don't like change, but you are the future, and it is your decision what you want that future to be. So thank you Donald Trump, for being the last big push Americans needed to completely change a world that was once dominated by violence and hate crimes. However, I think most of us can agree we are ready for what's coming next.

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