[dropcap]Firstly[/dropcap] I want to begin this blog post with a confession that despite the wisdom I reflect and the knowledge I present as being in my possession I am as human as the rest of the world. I judge people, I dislike people and most importantly I don’t always make the right decisions in life. Especially in the past before the anxiety came along and decided I was good company.
I have learnt a lot about myself and others in the past couple of years as I made what is a list of mistakes one after another scrabbling to find my feet and myself again. I believe that the mistakes have aged me and I have become a more mature, well-rounded and adult-like individual however it has also been hard and truly painful.
In the past few weeks, I have thought a lot about perspective as I have reflected on the people who used to be in my life and the events that have become apart of my history. It is easy to see the good in someone when they are your best friend but it isn’t as easy when they have done you wrong. It seems such a basic statement to make and almost idiotic. However in my life, so many people failed to see perspective, I could be saying that as I am blind to how bad my wrongdoings truly were. Yet I am of the opinion that humans easily lose perspective of events as the fog of emotion because of a barrier to the truth.
Everybody makes mistakes and hindsight is a wonderful thing yet it is also a wish nobody is granted. Though it is time-consuming to persevere with fog it should be persevered with for the sake of the truth and fair treatment.
Anything can be bad if you look at the bad, and anything can be good if you ignore the bad. Though the bigger picture may strain your neck to look at it would be absurd to pretend it didn’t exist.
We all have a choice in this world as to who we are, what values we hold, who we surround ourselves with and how we see others. As easy as it is to choose to see the bad in others without moving past it, what is easy isn’t always right. If you were defined by your mistakes by everyone around you could you ever be truly happy? Make sure you have tried your best to look at someone through un-tainted glasses, only then are you seeing them for them and not as human nature guides us.
Amongst that we also have the decision to decide how we see ourselves, let what you see in the mirror be a reflection, not a portrait described by those around you. Don’t let your life become an obsession of anybody but yourself. Social media and society today makes it so easy to be bitter and isolate the bad in those who have done you wrong but how you choose to see others is half of how you present yourself. You cannot be true to yourself if you are not true to others happiness either.
Today Tomorrow Forever
Ella.Tags: Happiness, life, Mental Health, self-love