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Choices, those are the things that make you.
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Believe in yourself.

I know that it's easier said than done, and for the longest time you struggled with self-confidence and self-doubts. You've probably said these three words to yourself a million times just so you can really believe them.

But do you really believe in yourself?  

Everyday, you go through a battle between you and yourself. And as cliche as it may sound, no one has the power to uplift and bring you down except you. Yes, you.

You can be bigger than any of your fear. You can rise above any of your adversity.

It's just that sometimes, you let your inferiorities dominate your mind and tell you that you can't be this and that because you're just you. So you end up settling for less than you deserve. You choose the safe zone. You choose to hide. You choose to be less.

Choices, those are the things that make you. 

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No one ever knows what's going to happen tomorrow. Your time is running. You never know when you'd run out of air to breathe. It could be in three years, in six months or in two days. When will you realize that you are more and that you can be more? I'm sure, you have talents and skills and words that the world has yet to see. You have a beautiful heart that this day and age will really need. And you have a story that you're meant to tell, to share. 

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Life is short. When will you choose to really believe in yourself? 

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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"

Jayson Miranda 5 hours ago
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