Do you see that dot? That’s you. Yes, you. A speck of dust in the vast cosmos.
Most of us millennials think that we are either extremely extraordinary or extremely worthless. Why? Because that’s how we have been brought up. Since childhood we are taught to achieve ‘something’ in life. Get good grades. Study abroad on a scholarship. Get a degree that lands you a good job. And if you don’t get it easily you would are amazed. Surprised, because you thought you spent thousands on your degree it should automatically land you in a top position. And when you don’t achieve it, you drown yourself in a pool of misery. Because you thought you were extraordinary.
You keep swimming in this pool of misery. Nobody tells you that you are just like a million others. Even your own parents.
Let me burst that bubble of yours that you have been living in. You have the same problems that others have. Big or small. Complicated or less complicated but the problems are there.
You are never told that you are a speck of dust in this whole universe and if you fail at something it is not the end of the world.
Why are people of our age these days have psychological problems? Because we have been watching too many posts on social media of people through their filtered apps. When we are already feeling insecure we are bombarded with the exaggerated achievements of others on social media that make us question our existence.
Life doesn’t work the way you want it to work out. Nor does anyone owe you anything. I have a friend who always talked about how the universe doesn’t owe us anything. How the consequences are a mere reflection of our own actions. And it would be stupid to blame others if something goes wrong in our life.
What we need to accept in life is that, it is completely normal to embrace our failures. It breaks the hard shell, the facade that we have built to make ourselves feel better and the weight that we had been carrying around on our shoulders for so long.
Life would be less complicated if we accept the fact that it’s never going to be easy.