We mostly start our day with a cup of coffee and a random scroll through social media. How many of us wonder when we come across someone’s post, why can’t have picture-perfect life as they do? How are they so perfect and we are not? So let’s talk about why it’s not so bad to be a little different than being perfect.
- Be one in a million.
Let’s assume that you’re walking into a toy shop which is filled with hundreds of picture-perfect same type of dolls. These dolls are so perfectly designed with matching accessories etc. Suddenly you see a stuffed bear which isn’t fancy as the doll but so soft and cuddly. There are hundreds of the same type of dolls and there’s only one cuddly bear who gives you warm hugs. What would you choose? Would you go for the same doll that everyone has or you prefer to have a cute stuffed bear which nobody else has rather than you?
- Accept yourself.
We all have our struggles and might get frustrated trying to do things which most others can do simply. When we try to explain this to someone, we might sound like a “Drama Queen.” You don’t have to explain your struggles to anyone or expect anyone to understand as well. What matters the most is that you understand your strengths and weaknesses and play with them.
- Having a small circle is better.
Don’t get upset when your classmates or colleagues don’t want to hang out with you much. People mostly don’t like to hang around with someone different. But having few real friends who know you and love you for who you are is far better than having thousands or more followers who haven’t ever seen you fall. In that case, think being “weird” is a filter gifted to you by God to get rid of fake people. It doesn’t matter whether anyone wants to go out with you when you can order your favourite snacks and enjoy yourself while binge-watching your favourite movies.
- Enjoy the moment.
Let’s assume that life is a race. Everyone is determined to win the race and focused on the finishing line. They’re so focused on the finishing line, therefore, they don’t even notice who’s cheering for them. We all know that not everyone can win. Therefore don’t mind not winning the race but enjoy the love and support you receive from your loved ones. The true finishing line of life is the happiness of the mind.
- Don’t be afraid to be ridiculous.
Life is all about making memories. It doesn’t matter how much money you have saved in your bank account by your old age if you don’t have happy memories to laugh about. Sometimes our happiest memories are the most embarrassing and ridiculous things we have done in the past. As Marilyn Monroe said, “It’s better to be ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
So stop comparing yourself to others and try to be picture-perfect. Why would you choose to be the same as all others when you can be “Perfect with imperfections?” So… be different, silly or weird. Most importantly, be happy being who you are.