“I wish I was like them”
“I wish I was like them” is what we constantly whisper to ourselves. When we see someone more attractive than us, when we see someone having more than us, and when someone seems happier than us, it just somehow makes us question ourselves. So… what do we do? We try to be like them. We buy the clothes they wear, the accessories they use, and even the perfume they spray on - we reinvent ourselves. But why is it that whenever we see someone who seems to have more than we do, we have this huge urge to “be like them”?
Technology has become such a huge part of our lives, that without even noticing it, it has started to brainwash us. What we see online starts to dictate how we dress, what we eat, and overall, how we act. It even begins to tell us what and how we should look; and it makes us question ourselves because what we see on our screens is not what we see in the mirror. We focus so much on what other people think and how other people will react that we lose touch of ourselves. We begin to beat ourselves down just because we aren’t the picture they painted in their minds. We go to extremes just to mimic that person on our screens that the internet wants to see. But the story was never about you becoming like them, it’s about you coming into being.
We are like blank canvases waiting to be painted on with brush strokes of life experience; and once we feel that the painting is done, we reveal ourselves to the world with pride despite what people say about it. So get lost in the moment, understand yourself, and never forget that we are all beautifully different. After all, life’s too short to live someone else’s life.