We are taught from the first years of our lives to behave and to stay still in a place and listen to our parents, teachers, and integrate into society. What do we really want and what is our true opinion about all of these? Why nobody asks sincerely what do we really dare to accomplish, and why we need to fulfill failed dreams of our parents? Why we are judged for daring to dream big and punished for standing out of the raw? Are we really considered for who we are or based on how well we learn to fit like a walnut in a wall? What about us? What about love, trust, and everything that makes us humans and accepted for who we are? We are not questioning a tree why blossoms in the spring and loses all the beauty in the fall, standing naked in front of our eyes, still proud and unbothered. But we are scanning with sharp sight everyone that dares to have a different opinion than what is accepted. We will dare to stand up for our truth and speak out our minds, or we will continue to lie to ourselves in a world where there is nothing we dreamed about? We wish our children and our best friends all the best and we share with them all the love and attention we can give. We invest time in their dreams and expectations, or we are taking failed paths of our parents that put their hopes and dreams in our arms. But what do we really want is the same as is expected? We leave ourselves caught in this society that asks too much but is so superficial.
We are scared that if we failed a great disaster will occur, we are afraid to disappoint those who believe in us, but are we not setting up those targets way up to higher? We can keep a smile on our face all day, but our jaws will clench and stiffen from doing that for so long. We can hold an empty cup in our hands and after a couple of hours, will become a burden too heavy to carry. We might think there is a small thing that is easy to handle, but in fact, in time everything becomes too heavy to carry, too hard to hold, and too much to handle. Those beautiful hearts that carry so much love, become petrified and can’t feel the same as were destined to do so. Those sparkling eyes become blurry and heavy with tears that are afraid to let it fall, to not disappoint the ones around, lacking courage and dignity. But how much we can pretend that being strong is what is most important? What about us? We are children in our soul’s longing for love, for someone to care for us and to feel protected also. We stand still and we ignore the beast that stands in front of us, believing that if we don’t pay attention it would leave. But how long we can run away from our true feelings, from our dreams and our honest desires?
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
We think there will be always enough time for the things we really care about. We find ourselves caught in daily routine, and day after day we have left less and less time to spend for ourselves. We put in the drawers all of our dreams because we have responsibilities more important to solve, bills to pay, and accounts to fill up. But one day, enough will be enough and from all the wealth we gather, the savings we get will remain just the regret for the actions we never took. We are only one time young and full of passion, and once those years pass, all the beauty and madness will fade out. Will have the time to be boring but we will never have the chance to be absolutely ridiculous, laughing and traveling around the world, in search of new adventures. What about us changing these expectations, and reflecting more on our unfulfilled desires, maybe there is still enough time to catch that train that we missed once, and jump into a new adventure, unknown, unbelievable, and unexpected?