Hey Bloomers! 🌼 One thing that many people forget or are sadly unaware of is the fact that we don’t have to live life the same. It may be difficult to come to this realisation, or fully tap into it, because it may require going against what everyone else is doing. However, it’s necessary because living life for oneself and living in one’s truth is what makes it worthwhile.
Everyone is unique
According to the stats, there are approximately 7.9 billion people in the world. With this large number of people, how can everyone be expected to follow the same route in life? Everyone is called to a different life and may need to take a different path in order to fulfil their purpose. Just because everyone else surrounding a person is doing one thing, does not mean that they have to follow suit. What matters would be doing what’s best for them. Decisions don’t have to be guided by the majority.
It’s okay to differ from the majority
One reason why people end up missing the point that we don’t have to live life the same is because of the practices of the majority. When the majority of people are doing a certain thing, it may seem that everyone else who makes up the minority has to do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As earlier stated, everyone is unique. Simply following a path because most people in the world follow it is not a good enough reason. Of course, most of the people in the world may be doing some things in a similar way because that way has proved to be effective. However, it may still not be effective in someone’s SPECIFIC life. The most important thing is for a person to do what’s best for them, and not just take actions as a way of following everyone else.
What is the norm? 🤔
“Norm”. This word has been put in quotation marks because everyone is an individual. Therefore, what’s normal to one person may not be to the next. Things that are seen as “normal” are usually seen that way because of societal standards. However, societal standards should not be accepted at face value. Everything should be questioned, by asking how it fits into someone’s SPECIFIC life. What works for one person is not guaranteed to work for the next. Individualism has to be embraced.
Learning about oneself
The only way for a person to truly know the best way for them to live their life is by taking the time to learn about them self. If this is not done, it becomes easier to be controlled by society’s standards and follow the majority’s way of life. When you know what you want in life, it’s difficult for outside forces to sway you in a direction you don’t want to go in. Again, there is nothing wrong with living the same way as everyone else because as earlier stated, that way could be the most efficient. But this is not something that should be blindly followed. A person has to DECIDE to follow the “standard” and not just do it without applying their mind. So, they can go with or against the standard, but either way, the decision can only be made after learning about one self.
A Christian Perspective
I can only write about the Christian perspective as I am Christian, but if any Bloomer from any other faith can add to this discussion, I would really appreciate it 🙏🏾 You can leave a comment below ☺️
For it was you who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been fearfully and wonderfully made.Psalms ch 139 vs 13 & 14
Wonderfully when translated from the Hebrew means unique and set apart. God created each person uniquely and set apart! No two people are the same. When fearfully is translated, it means with great reverence, heart-felt interest, and with respect.
What this means, is that every person was created with great reverence, heart-felt interest, and with respect. On top of that, they are unique and set apart. This is the best evidence to prove that we don’t have to live life the same. We are set apart, and it therefore makes sense that sometimes we will do things differently. All depending on what works best for us!
We don’t have to live life the same. And that’s a beautiful and empowering thing.