We are a generation which grew up on most improbable notions.
They had us convinced that we’re special and all we need to do is to believe really hard and everything we dream of would come true, to never give up is all you need to do.
That we’re all diamonds in rough and one day world would recognize us for we are and we’ll have fame and money, the happily ever after.
Not one of us, isn’t sold on the idea of true love, O how we Wait and wait! for that person who would come along make all out troubles seem miraculously easy to deal with! This one would be special for he or she would accept us with all our flaws (even if you are a sadist who likes torturing puppies in free time!), the power of true love would save you from every misery you ever suffered and you’ll live happily ever after.
Well chances are you already know better, if you don’t then I hate to break it to you but that’s just not happening.
- We’re not special, our parents wanted to nurture us so they tell us that we are special. You can be anything, my mama told me, they meant it as encouragement. You and I took it literally! Truth is, you and I are just as good as the person behind you waiting for the same opportunity that you have, working for same spot that you seek. The dreams you aspire for would require back–breaking hardworking. There’ll be pain, sacrifices and more often than not it still won’t be enough. Someone with better opportunities, or just better than you might just be there to beat you. Not fair, yeah! But that’s just how it works (this is the part where faith comes in. After hardwork. Perseverance is what you need more than anything else.
- Happily ever after isn’t really guaranteed, since we already established that neither of us is special it’s logical to believe that more likely than not we won’t have the happy endings stories and films have us believed. We may not end up rich and famous or either but is that really important after all? Everyone you know is working day in and day out to become the best version of themselves, as are you. Deluding themselves that they can be happy if only they can buy luxuries and approval of others around them, as are you. More likely than not we are going to crash and burn, broke and anonymous… Nobodies in the world where everyone is trying to be somebody else! hey! You ask why? Well neither of us are special equal chances of failure and success, greater chances of failure due to the fact that it’s just us against the world but if we really worked hard, broke our back and put enough blood into our work chances are that you and I would end up only reasonably well-off with only a small circle of recognition but would that be so bad?
- There’s no way that True love could be true, people are horrible. Some are petty, some are mean, some are possessive and jealous others are cold and abusive. No one in their right mind would ever accept you for who you really are! But you can be better, can’t you? You can be humble, more courteous, more caring… The one you love deserves better than the real you, they should have the best of you just as you deserve the best of them. Here again you might end up getting hurt, heart-broken or alone. Don’t look at me like that, that’s just how it is. People are horrible and sometimes we put our hearts in the wrong places.(just like before, faith comes into play here) you could (a) give up on love and live your life instead. Yeah!there’s more to life than romance( have you heard about books and traveling?) (b) try again, more carefully this time. Having established that neither we’re special nor is our happy endings guaranteed, if you go for option (b) there will be more heartaches waiting for you but hey! Isn’t that the best part?
P. S. It’s understandable that you may not agree with me and I’d understand that even if I don’t agree with it. Isn’t it better to see things how they really are no matter how bleak than to just rather believe blindly?
P. P. S. Do let me know what you think about this in the comments section.