What the World Means When You’re In it
What the world means to someone can differ from one person to the next. In other words, we all experience the world differently. Therefore, we can only conclude that the differentiating factor is our approach and views on the way we approach life.
How do you see your life? Do you define yourself based on the standards or do you create life based on your individual uniqueness? The world won’t mean anything more than what consumes your mind. Therefore, if you fall for the narratives, like a virus, you’re going to be affected. And if you’ve fallen to their ideas, there’s a great chance you may find yourself feeling left out.
We now live in a social media-driven world that only presents half the story. It doesn’t always sell us the truth. Rather, it mostly exposes an idea. “What we found overall is that if you use less social media, you are actually less depressed and less lonely, meaning that the decreased social media use is what causes that qualitative shift in your well-being,” said Jordyn Young, a senior and a paper co-author at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Prior to this, all we could say was that there is an association between using social media and having poor outcomes with well-being,” she said.
Due to these circumstances, many try but aren’t able to sustain the attempt. Because of this, they start to question their very existence, overlooking what the world means when they’re in it. We get so caught up in keeping up with what we’re not, that we start to give up all of who we really are. And who we really are is who the world really needs.
What The World Means When You’re Different
In case you don’t understand what the world means when you’re in it, I’ll tell you. Ever see a beautiful puzzle? When it comes together, you have the ability to create all sorts of beauty. But if you observe what different parts come together to create such beauty, you’ll find value in each piece. Each piece is essential to creating the overall picture. You realize the importance when you go to complete the puzzle and are unable to find the last piece. You see that missing piece? That’s you. You may not accept this, but each piece is equally beautiful in contributing to the overall picture.
I believe our differences is what truly makes the world go round. That’s what makes the world such an amazing place to live. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t imagine a world where everyone was just like me.
I found that it was through our being different I’ve been able to learn more. From different people, we learn different perspectives and views that allow our minds to expand. So before you say you don’t belong, think about the value you add by existing. Think about how your presence may impact a stranger. In other words, embrace your greatness and take ownership for the different flavor you add to life. Without you, this world is an ingredient short from tasting like an amazing dish. Without you, th world could never be there same.
When confronted about her sitting next to ex-president George Bush, I loved the way Ellen Degeneres responded when she said, “We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay. Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them. When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean only the people that think the same way you do.”
Own yourself and your differences. Embrace the things that make you different as unique and special. Depression is the difference between accepting what is and accepting an outside narrative as your own. Freedom is on the other side of your accepting your place in this world as yours. Remember, no one can take it away from you for only you can give it up.