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December 8, 2012

A Word of Advice: Find vibrancy in a black and white world

People have become very good at pointing out the bad things that surround us in our lives. 

A person will remember the face of the person that stepped on her sneakers in a super market, but quickly forget that of the man that stopped to shake her hand on the way out the door. The world might be a dark place, for some devoid of color, but that’s solely because we make it that way.

People often want what they just can’t have, the grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side of life, settling for anything less than omnipotence in all aspects of life is just impossible for us human beings. Sometimes we just wanna have it all. Whether it be a lover, a new phone, a certain talent, we’re always inferior to others for lacking that certain X Factor everyone else seemingly possesses. The thing is, we’re looked at the same way by others. We all have things that others don’t, just as others have things that WE don’t. That’s what makes us all diverse, I mean, if we all brought the same exact things to the table, our world would be even more black and white than we perceive it to be!

Another “expectation’ we often hold ourselves to is for the entire world around us to love and care for us. Most people that think this though, don’t love themselves. You see, if you don’t even believe in yourself, how do you think you’re going to convince others to believe in you? It’s a paradox that we often just can’t overcome. We’re all ugly, we’re all dumb, we all exist solely to be targets on other people’s dartboards, but we only think that way when we fail to see the good in ourselves.   

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