Author: Poison Ember PM
My philosophy on life, death and how we need to keep on fighting the seconds in-between...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 855 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 05-14-12 - Published: 03-21-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3006912
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Sometimes I wonder at my importance in the whole scheme of things. What do I contribute to the world that others don't do better?
It seems that all the talents I hold are held higher by others.
People say we are all unique, but it's hard to be unique in a world where there is always somebody who has your habits or talents, flaws and issues simply shaped into their lives.
Then others say that it's the little people that make the great ones, great. But I don't know how I feel about being the one to hold another on the pedestal while I stay in the shadows, unseen and unheard of.
Yet, it's the people above us that fuel our drive to become greater, like a never ending race. A tireless competition without a winner or finish line. And it's when we give up on the race that we truly fail in life, when we stop striving to better ourselves.
But is bettering yourself the answer? Why can people not be content with what they received? Why change yourself?
For reward? For attention?
But attention is unnecercary for those who truly believe in themselves, and praise should be not a boost higher but a reassurance of what you already know. To be sure of yourself and know where you achieve is not to be a narcissist; it shows that you not just know, but understand yourself and you limitations better than any other – which is the way it should be.
But still, many need encouragement to continue on. This is not weakness of the heart, but instead the mind and cannot be blamed on anybody but yourself.
We are all born as shells, waiting to be filled by a personality as we grow. It's your choice of actions that shape the person to fill the shell you were given – if you rely too much on the opinion of others, you create a weak person inside, because everybody has a differing opinion on you, some good and others not so good. Depending on such shifty views is not the right foundation to mould a personality.
No, you must be sure of your actions and keep a solid mind-sight for the fundamental building blocks of a person. Strength must come from inside, not out.
So stay true to yourself.
Know your values and morals.
Understand your strengths and weaknesses.
And as long as you know what right, nothing else matters.