We are enamored with extravagance.
Our personal worth is defined by our ability to seem as if we are living the life we want. Clinically, in times past, we would be diagnosed as having multiple personalities, but instead, it’s just the personalities that are presented on your social platforms and a normalcy in this day in age. I won’t deny it. I have different versions of myself that are pushed to the public on my separate feeds. On snapchat and Instagram, I’m a world traveler with a heightened desire to taste exotic foods and meet with differing mindsets, on Facebook, I am grounded in my friendships that are seen through pictures posted or cat videos I’m tagged in, on LinkedIn I am a budding professional with a desire to be seen as a tie wearing straight edged young man.
What I have come to realize is not only is this exhausting to keep up different personalities, but it drains you as an individual. It takes away from your self-worth by actually blurring the definition of who you are as a person. It’s a process to stem away from because we want to be perceived by others in the way that most positively shows us. However, the more important factor is knowing your self-worth and understanding who you are.
It’s easy to say, but even harder to do. For me, the best way to understand the incredible life I lead is to think every day about the impact I’ve had on other individuals and the satisfaction that comes from simply helping others and being a beacon of positivity. My positivity is ever present because I acknowledge the massive influence of friends in my life, the privilege I’ve taken on of being born into a supporting family, and being loved for exactly who I am (thank you Kasie).
Take pride in yourself. Understand that you are here for a reason and you impact individuals daily. Why not impact people even more by letting your self-worth overflow into others and spread your love to the world.
Happy Friday everyone!
Song of the Week: Two Shots – Goody Grace
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“There is no such things as strangers, just friends we’ve yet to meet.”
Brant A. Wickersham