We’re complex beings by nature. And it can be very difficult trying to learn about people no matter your relationship with them.
But that shouldn’t stop us from living our lives. Because by so doing, we learn more about ourselves and others.
For instance, I used to wonder why I have just a few friends in my life. Yes. I’ve asked myself this very question many times in the past.
But I’m glad that I was able to give myself a good response as I grow up.
I could remember those years in my teen years, I had a cousin who was really exposed to the ways of the world than I was.
She had the best phone. She wears expensive clothes. And she partied. A whole lot.
As for me, all these things were a big no.
I can’t afford to own a phone. My parents can’t afford that. I wore regular girly clothes. Nothing fancy or expensive above them. And I don’t like parties. I’d rather stay indoors than attend one.
She never see us both doing things the same way. So, she stopped sharing her things with me. She stopped associating herself with me. Then she started hating on me.
She avoided me in school and did all she could to make me feel non-existent in her life.
But I wasn’t bothered.
Some people find me boring because I don’t do the regular things other girls of my age does.
I don’t care!
I might not have the best of clothes today but clothes don’t make a woman. Expensive and flashy items shouldn’t define a woman’s worth. This is not the end of the world for me.
I might not be a celebrity today, but I’m a shining star in my world.
Why should I waste why energy on less productive things? I would rather focus on solutions that will add value to me.
I might not have a lot of friends, but I have people in my life that I can trust because I know they truly love me.
I’m celebrated by those who value me and who mean so much to me. What else can I ask for?
Tomorrow holds a brighter future for me.
I celebrate a lot of people and they do same to me.
This is not the end of the world for me. I learn everyday. And I’ve learnt a lot about people by my daily interactions with them.
I choose not to be bothered anymore but to live my life according to my rules. I choose to live my life every day.