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Are you living up to other’s expectations?

I am not in this world to live up to other’s expectations.

We are born as we are; and we are all born perfect.

But people who surround us, our parents, family, society, have already an expectation about us; they had the image of us even before our birth. And as we are born, they give us their judgements about who we should be.

Why do we live guided by other people’s ideas, ideals and expectations?

What if instead of thinking of how imperfect we are, we keep asking ourselves:

“I lined up the loftiest ideals I could find and set out to achieve them. The results were rarely admirable, often laughable, and sometimes grotesque… I had simply found a “noble” way to live a life that was not my own, a life spent imitating heroes instead of listening to my heart.” – Henry David Thoreau

It took me another 10 years to unlearn the imposed image of a perfect self. To start asking questions and questioning the ideals I was following.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”— Carl Gustav Jung

We are the stories we tell to ourselves.

We are the stories we tell to ourselves.