Here is the thought going out to my readers for the next few days: Why do we still search for approval from some people even though we are adults now?
Why do we sheepishly say “Oh, here are my hopes and dreams” in a timid voice without that raw, real, confidence that we should have because, well, it’s your whole life and why shouldn’t you be able to speak confidently about it?
I have only noticed this recently within myself. Why do I still seek approval from people? Is it just in our DNA?
Why do I want people to be as excited as I am about the things I am pursuing? If they don’t give a fuck, why am I upset?
If your passion is stickers, why don’t you walk around like, “HEY I THINK STICKERS ARE AWESOME! And since I am aware of my passion, I make sure to keep it in my life as often as possible and it makes me so damn happy.” For whatever reason we say to ourselves, “No, stickers are for kids. It’s time to grow up and get a real job.”
There is nothing shameful about having a passion in any area.
Who cares if your friends approve or if your family approves… Take your passion, and be proud of it! The only thing that matters is if it makes you happy.
So the next time you unapologetically tell someone your passion, and they turn their head to the side in confusion, just smile and say, “Wow, I’m sorry you don’t have something that lights up your life the way ______ does for me,” and simply walk away.
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