I’ve always wondered what life would be like if I could read someone else’s mind. I could solve all of the unanswered questions, I could figure out the real them. It’d be interesting to see what people think, because I can almost 100% guarantee you the way they’re acting on the outside isn’t how they act on the inside.
Kind of like how the despicable high school bully, who picks on everyone and everything that is different, ends up being gay.
Or how the extremely successful business man, with all the fame and fortune he could imagine, hates his life.
It kills me how fake people make themselves out to be, trying to conform to a nonexistent society of people who are all the same. When in reality, everyone just wants to be themselves. So why don’t we all give it a try?
I’m going to save you the hassle of trying to possess a power that we will never be able to possess, and allow you into my mind just for a few minutes.
I’m the type of person that grew up scared to death to be myself. I tried so hard, every day, to fit in with every group of kids. I would act like a big buff jock and date all of the prettiest girls, I would go home and lie about how amazing my day was, then I would lay in my bed thinking about how life would be if I just let go of the act.
Honestly, I was terrified. I thought, if I show my parents what kind of person I really am, they will disown me. My friends will think I’m a weirdo, and I’ll be all alone. Man, if only I could go back in time and tell myself to be yourself! I would have been able to accept life so much easier.
Today, I just don’t even care what people think about me. I’m weird as hell, and that’s perfectly fine with me. I cry during romantic movies, I cry when someone kills bugs, heck…. I just cry. I’m sensitive, I’m emotional, and I’m fun. I dance with my friends around campus and I say crazy things. Most of all, I’m open-minded towards literally everything. In high school, I used to have to act like I hated anything that wasn’t popular. Now, if you’re gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, anti-religious, cross-gender, or whatever way you want to categorize yourself, I think that’s great. Be diverse, because the world could certainly use diversity.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed being able to read minds. I just want people to know that staying locked up inside your own mind will eventually come back to haunt you. Voice your opinions, stand up for those around you who are being bullied, and love everyone for who they are. We’re all human beings after all, spinning around on an odd circular rock in a sea of blackness full of other circular rocks. Why do we allow the popular people around us to dictate the way we live our lives? Can they really be that important? Life’s too short for that.
From the great lyrics of Audioslave, “Being yourself is all that you can do.”
I find this to be completely true these days.
Be yourself, and watch how many great opportunities open up in your life.