” To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be”
We often are groomed by the society to behave in a certain fashion. A lady is considered civil if she has xyz qualities and doesn’t have abc vices. A man qualifies to be an eligible bachelor if and only if he fulfils certain criteria. ironically, these things were established very long ago, but it still exists. And as we progress, the list keeps changing, virtues and vices are added, but the list stays.
And the ones who break free are in most cases seen as outcast. There are only two possibilities- the person succeeds or fails. The ones who succeed are then labelled as visionaries. And the failures are examples to the others to show what happens when you don’t follow “rules”.
There are many amongst us who want to quit their job and take up writing or photography full time, who want to pursue music or join a dance academy, who want to travel around the world and write a travelogue. But they seldom quit. They push themselves to achieve a fine balance between their interests and what the world considers ideal.
It is true that you cannot measure the depth of water with both your feet in, but if you hang on to one end of the shore, you’ll never reach the other end. You’ll stay where you are with one feet on land and the other in water. If you’re true to your passion, be who you are or try to be who YOU want to be.