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High standards bent my neck,

forcing me to look

at false mirrors;

a blink is all it took.

Then with closed eyes,

I breathed so deep

my neck relaxed,

insecurities fell asleep.

I’m awake again.

In the past, I have burdened myself with future outcomes, whether they’re hypothetical or have a high probability of happening and this has only brought distress in my life. It became so apparent that I think like this that other people exploited it to have me do what they wanted rather than have my best interest at heart. It’s heartbreaking to me how competitive our society can be. It’s admirable to have resilience and enough self-control to reach achievements and all, but it should be pointed out more often that our need for validation from others or the things we have is basically asking them to manhandle us with puppet strings. What’s even worse is that this kind of behavior is reinforced constantly, encouraging us to let shallow outsiders or materialistic means determine our worth.

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I’m microblogging today to paraphrase a little snippet of what’s going to be in a future article: Practice the art of letting go to hold on to your true self.

I think it’s a good quote, but it’s definitely something cheesy you can put on an Instagram post too lol.