Sunday, 16 June 2013

What If?

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
What do you think?
Does it seem to you that other people feel threatened by you and try to keep you down when your ideas get too big? Or when you have an idea at all.
How often are you stomped on 'for your own good'?
And they really do mean it to be for your own good because they don't want to see you hurt or disappointed. That I can see.
But what if the resulting hurt and disappointment are part of being you? Being alive? Taking chances? What if you are a chance taker and they are not? What if they don't understand that falling flat on your face is better than never trying to fly in the first place?
And even though they don't understand, none of them, is it ever alright for you to make a run for it and leap into the wide blue yonder? Especially since you never wanted them to pick up your pieces in the first place, that that was simply a role they appointed themselves?
Is it ever alright to take chances and break out of your box when no one understands why?
Is it necessary to try and explain? When do people stop trying to squish you into their shaped sort of person?
And what if you don't actually fail?

1 comment:

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

I identify so much with this. Or at least, I understand exactly what you mean - in fact it's something I've thought about many times over the years and I think I've largely learned to be myself and to give people who try to hold me back / put me down / etc (and there have been many of them!) a wide berth. That's a great quote, by the way.

As for you - go for it, spread your wings, be brave, be strong, be ambitious .... be who you are!

I have another quote for you:
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind!' (Dr Zeus)



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