Hi Bookish peeps! Welcome to Reverie Quarter!
This is a casual weekend segment here in my blog in which I’ll be sharing and discussing my opinions, musings, ramblings and thoughts about life/blogging/books or any topics under the sun.
I guess things are difficult again eh? Today’s one of those days in which nothing seems so right.
Life I suppose, is a roller coaster ride. It’s a series of never ending ups and downs. Sometimes you’re on the winning side but sometimes you’re on the losing side. Sometimes, everyone favors you as if you’re the best person in the world, but sometimes they hate you as if you’re a loathsome individual who has never done any good. There are smiles which are replaced by tears. There are gladness that turned into sadness. There are some friends who turned into foes. There are people who promised to stay but eventually decided to leave.
Life is not always fair and you can never master the art of living it. You can never expect people to understand you. People will never see things the way you do. They will never understand why you get excited over the new books you received or bought or the way you feel inside bookstores or the way a certain genre of music makes you feel. Or maybe the way you play with words in a form of poetry. They’ll never understand why you like this certain dress, why you love this certain person and why you are the way you are. They will never understand because they’re not you. And they will never ever have the same depth of emotions you have. The saddest thing is, everyone hears you, appears to listen to you, but not everyone understands you.
The world is full of disapproving eyes. They will always judge or have a say no matter what you do to the point that you won’t know where to stand anymore. You put on a facade of smile to please them, to act unaffected and everything’s okay despite the mockery. You found yourself saying the things you don’t mean, doing the things you don’t usually do just to meet their standards. But deep within, you just want to runaway and be free.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee,
But as we go on on this life, I’ve learned valuable lessons I picked up based on experience– you shouldn’t apologize for being yourself. You shouldn’t wake up every morning thinking how you will act so that society will accept you, so that your friends will still include you in the group. Real friends will stay no matter who you are, in good times and in bad times. Real friendship is not seasonal, it’s everlasting.
You shouldn’t say the things you don’t mean. You shouldn’t find it hard to say NO to people sometimes. You shouldn’t be ashamed of pursuing the things you love. Whether they find you weird for liking a certain stuff, it doesn’t matter. Because this is your life, this is your story and you are the main character of this story.
You shouldn’t be afraid to speak up your mind and criticisms shouldn’t stop you as long as you know you’re being sincere and true to yourself and to the truth. People are just people, they shouldn’t make you nervous. People’s comments shouldn’t make you feel less good about yourself. Life is too short to dwell on what others think about you. If you keep on worrying and looking sideways, you’ll miss the good things in front of you.
Be bold. Be true. Be brave. After all, nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Don’t expect too much from people so you won’t end up being disappointed. Stay humble and sincere. Be good and mean it. Be kind even if the others are not.
And lastly, love yourself. Embrace who you are and what you can offer. Your flaws do not define who you are. Do not lose the essence of who you are because of the noise of the world.
And please know that, It’s okay to cry for but do not allow yourself to cry on the same reason over and over again. Do not allow others to destroy and hurt you. Nobody deserves to be treated like a crap. Everyone is busy saving themselves so you gotta save yours.
Despite everything, life is a wonderful gift. Find happiness even on little things. It’s not the end of the road for you and if you fall, always find the courage to stand up.
Life is truly hard, but it gets better… eventually, all things will fall on its place. In the right place. At the right time.
All of us are beautiful people. And we all deserve to be loved and to be treated well with honesty, compassion and sincerity.
And when you become victorious one day, do not ever forget where you came from.
What’s the best life advice you can give yourself and to others when things gets tough?
That’s all for today bookish peeps. Let’s face the following days with a smile.
See you again next time for the 3rd episode of Reverie Quarter. Thank you ❤