What Legend of the Blue Sea Taught Us About Being Different
In a world full of humans, Shim Cheong is the odd one. One might think that a mermaid like her had a hard time adjusting in our world and well, that's true. But along with these big changes in her life, she learned to love her true self more. Because of this, she protected herself from the ones who disliked her being different, and treasured the people who loved her for being one.
We all have a Shim Cheong inside us, so we made a list for the girls who feels they're different because it's about time you know that your unique self is your awesome self!
- Being different from each other will never be an excuse when it comes to love.
Honestly, that's when you know it's real love; when you fall in love with someone you've never expected you'll fall in love with. Things may get out of hand, but as long as your hearts beat for each other, everything will be okay in the end.
- Being different shouldn't stop you from taking risks.
Shim Cheong went to the human world, even though there's a possibility she might fail from making Heo Joon Jae fall in love with her; she still took the risk. It's because being different shouldn't stop you from doing the things you want. You'll never know what will happen unless you get out of your comfort zone. It's better to try than to regret it someday.
- Being different makes you unique.
Love your true self even if people think you're weird! Truth to be told, everyone has their own weird side that pops up every now and then. Even the serious Heo Joon Jae can be odd sometimes, especially when he's jealous. You and your barkada might get along when it comes to humor, but you're all different when it comes to music or even food and that's completely normal. Embrace your unique self because being being dull is never cute.
- Being different isn't scary.
While it's true that there are a lot of people who don't like it when someone's different from them, who cares? The only opinion that matters is the one you have of who you are. Shim Cheong never cared if people thought her clothes are weird or that she's crazy. Always do you, Candy Girl.
- Being different captivates the people who love the real you.
As long as the most important people in your life love you, then you have no problem! Not everyone will like you, so why try and change yourself for their happiness? Shim Cheong only had three people who loved the real her, and she seems to be really fine with it. It's because she only cares for them. You're a beautiful and unique girl, so if people tell you you're different from them, be happy about it because in a world full of ordinary, you're the rare find.
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these sheets that exactly remind me of how I gushed in between my pillow and space you filled in the longing of my burned sorrow put smile to my sober face just like how a three year old receive her lollipop
i searched you everywhere and here you are laying down beside me in my imagination the walls that our screens built a boundary and an obvious message that says i can never have you because you wear clerical shirt and obviously you loved someone else before me
oh god, do I really want this forbidden love? that only exist in my imagination? that only exist through my words? would you, meine liebling, notice me and my art one second? because I am dying to say I love you.
A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender
Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.
Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.
It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.
Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"
Dear me in six years, I wonder how life will treat you when you’re already 26 years old. Will you be financially stable? Will you be working in an advertising agency while pursuing everything about the arts? Will you be doing freelancing and living in a condo by then? I don’t know since things are very uncertain. I hope by the time you graduate from college and face the real meaning of the world, you’ll know what the real purpose of doing and living in the art will be.
I know it’s been so tough ever since you turned 20 but that’s how life works, I guess. There will be a lot of hopes and trials, breakdowns, and breakthroughs but I have high hopes of you becoming the better version of yourself. You always do, though. You were never a quitter. Making decisions is getting harder and harder as you grow but I hope it doesn’t make you stop doing what you really love to do. You will face different people with different perspectives. You will feel like a stranger once again, it’s like you were back in your freshmen year. It’s going to be tougher than you’ve expected but you can do it. I believe you can.
Most of the time, people's perception of us as a strong person makes us feel that we are not entitled to be vulnerable because they might be disappointed for seeing our weak spots. And so when we are hurting, we are often scared of extreme emotions and so bury our feelings. We deny them, trying to avoid the pain we feel.
But by doing that, we are just allowing it to come back to us and haunt us. And when it comes back, it might be stronger and it will be harder for us to get over it than when we faced them first. I realized it just now that facing those emotions will scare them until they're gone. The saying 'Let it hurt until it hurts no more' goes true. Admitting your pain to yourself doesn't make you weak. It only proves that you are strong enough to acknowledge such extreme emotions without avoiding them. We are humans and it's okay if we hurt sometimes.
Before, sliding over the rainbows
Now, our hearts are bruised
Days once full of love and laughter
Became dawns of forfeited ever after
Smiles that bring ticklish sensations
Turned to cold question and answer
Figuring who would be the next instructor
The queen’s awake
Grappling to the happiness that the sorrow and sadness take
Going back to all the promises he couldn’t make