Itís okay to be average. Itís okay to want the same things other people want. Itís okay to dress the same way, or be interested in the same things.
"Field" by nosha
In our society we place an enormous emphasis on being an individual. We prize, even revere, the unique and quirky and original. Perhaps this is a reaction to the plasticised mass-production of the modern age? Perhaps it is simply a sign of a growing population of a Western meritocracy Ė the thinking that anyone can be a Someone? Perhaps itís mass media, showing us the lives of the rich and famous, urging us to set ourselves apart.
To me, when early youth faded a bit of realism took its place. And with it, a lot of acceptance. Maybe Iím not going to be the Prime Minister, maybe I wonít write a series of bestselling novels. And Iím totally okay with that.
Those who love us will always think we are wonderful. Those who matter to us will always think we shine. Why do we try so hard to prove something to the rest of the world? As the saying goes, ďwe spend money we donít have, on things we donít need, to impress people we donít knowĒ
I think itís time to inject a measure of self-acceptance into our lives, and know that itís okay to live a normal life. A life that might be mediocre to many, but beautiful to those who matter.