I’m almost in high school, which means all my friends(including myself) do indulge in humble bragging. But sometimes, people take it too far. To the point of bragging about your haters(and lovers) and making a big deal about what people think of them and their life. And as teenagers, we feed on gossip and pretentious behaviour. This bugs me. It made me ask:
Why do people act like their lives are great and full of unprecedented events and perfect and everything they asked for, when it obviously isn’t? What joy do they get in pretending like their life is better than others?
Why couldn’t they just actually create the lives they dreamed of?
It takes a split second and a fickle mind to be all talk about your life and your dreams. It takes courage and acceptance to actually make progress towards your goal. Pretentious people aren’t perfect. Their sensation of perfection acts as validation for their actions.
One thing I’ve learnt in my (short) life is that if there’s one sure way to live your dreams, it’s to be them.
Don’t waste your time wishing to be something. Your time is short. So do what you want. And be nice to people on the way.
Don’t be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone around you.