What is it about human nature that makes us focus on where we fall short as opposed to our many accomplishments? Critiquing oneself is way better than constantly believing that we’ve reached our maximum potential when essentially there’s room for improvement. But, it’s also imperatively necessary that we don’t spend much of our time being too hard on ourselves since it ultimately causes demotivation and may very well lead to self-destruction. When we all experience life’s challenges, one of the few things that keeps us going is encouragement. Support from those around us is vital but positive energy from within is more of a deal-breaker. We have to realize that we are imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world, and regardless of how much of a perfectionist each and every one of us may be, WE WILL fail at times and occasionally disappoint ourselves as well as our surroundings. The toughest time for me is at night as I’m catching up on some alone time and thoroughly assessing how my day went. More often than not I find myself depressed because of my mental emphasis on all the things I could’ve done better. I go to bed wanting to be a better person, and attempt to approach life the following day with a somewhat flawless attitude. I shockingly realize that life’s imperfections inescapably catch up with me and that assuming perfection is simply NOT the answer. We all strive to be the very best we can be, and dream of making a positive difference in this world. What we tend to overlook is our world’s defectiveness and our innate flaws as human beings. Though we despise being at fault and making mistakes, we tend to forget how essential falling short is for our eventual betterment and development. There’s unfortunately no other way for us to fervently pursue self-recovery if nothing triggers the need to recuperate. We should therefore learn to evaluate our actions and consequently learn from them without constantly downing and crushing our mental wellbeing. Let’s celebrate the good, learn from the bad, and use life’s blessings and trials as a tool to maximize our potential and restore our world.
BA in Communications
MA in Sociology-Anthropology
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
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