I am not you, you are not me.
I am no more but a spectacle,
A statue on display for all society to observe.
I am no more but looks and clothes,
My intellectual abilities shunned for stupid challenges, how "fashionably" I dress, how skinny I am.
And yet, I sit and ponder,
Why the f*** should I care what society thinks of me?
Why should I be their lab rat?
I am more than that,
For a large part of our society right now is just a crazy spiral of insecurities and materialistic people who care more about easy money or fame or being "cool" rather than actually doing something worthwhile.
Now that's just my opinion,
But I have this to say:
I once stepped out of that cycle of constant insecurity.
I once never cared for what society thought.
I once only used the media to have fun, connect with friends, share my ideas.
And you know what?
I never stepped back into that cycle,
Because I realised the stupidity.
I shouldn't feel insecure of my body, Because someone says I'm "too fat".
I shouldn't feel like a mad person, Because I'm not understood.
I shouldn't feel like my voice is unheard,
Because I don't "fit in".
I shouldn't feel like I'm not "cool",
Because I don't have the latest brand clothing,
Because I find it a waste of money.
I wasn't moulded to be like everyone,
And everyone wasn't moulded to be like anyone but themselves.
And do you know what the biggest flaw yet in our society of constant insecurity is?
It is nothing but a black hole of paradoxes where you can't win regardless of your efforts to do. It sucks you in and it's pretty much impossible to get out if you get far enough into the spiral.
Here's an example:
If you're a little larger than others,
People will shut you down, telling you to hit the gym, to go exercise, that you're "fat".
Then, people will tell you to be comfortable in your own skin,
But when you are, people will come and shut you down because still you're too big or "fat".
Why should I be forced to conform to society's near impossible standards of myself in order to "fit in"?
Can't I "fit in" by being myself?
By bringing my own skillset into society to help make it better?
To help build people up instead of shutting them out?
To make unheard voices, heard?