You were born a creative, ready to create.
You were born as love, ready to give and receive.
You were born without hate and full of trust.
You were born uniquely you.
There were no failures, just attempts and learning and growth.
But, you were conditioned, by school, by your society and culture, by your family's traditions, and you were conditioned by your parents and their parents - to fit in, to conform and to avoid failure at all cost.
‘Trying’ wasn't good enough, only perfect marks, only sitting still and being a 'good girl' or a 'good boy' when you did as you were told but 'naughty' when you dared to be free.
When you failed at fitting in and achieving, there was something wrong with you - not the system, not its outdated measures, not its assessments and its destructive nature - but you!
Avoid rejection at all cost - you were wrongly taught - in the class room, at home and among peers.
Don't stand out!
But, you were taught wrong.
Beauty, innovation, art, creativity, inventions - all life's necessities, none of which are bred via the outdated, dangerous school system.
It might induce fear to go back to your original, curious, wonderous childhood self but the risk of not is far greater - for you and for the world who'll miss out on your creative beauty.
And there are no rejections or failures, just new opportunities for new attempts, new learning and growth.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
But remember - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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