In our society there are certain sayings, possessions, actions, personalities, and attitudes that have become the “normal”. Unfortunately, those who are outside of that box of so-called normality have a tendency to be less accepted. It is completely okay for everyone to have their own personality, that is exactly what I’m trying to promote here, but when one certain personality type is deemed “better” is when everything goes amiss.
It breaks my heart to see so many smart, powerful individuals fall into default mode from fear of rejection. I have found myself in this situation before, and realized at a certain point that I needed to break out of the comfort zone I had created if I ever wanted to fulfill G-d’s true purpose for my life. Without thinking we have created community full of monotony. There are so many more opportunities for growth & individuality with the resources we have around us.
Take finals week, for example. Everyone knows it is notorious for being extremely stressful. But that’s the thing, is it really as terrible as we make it sound? Or is it just that we hear those negative words being spoken about it & automatically think the same negative thoughts? Yes, I do understand, finals week can be a very busy, full time, but it does not have to become so stressful that the joy of life disappears in a frenzy of study guides & sleepless nights.
Negativity is not something we want foremost in our lives, and it just so happens to grow like a weed in this whole stereotype situation. Let’s say goodbye to these fake, stereotypical people we have become per the world’s requirements & follow G-d’s standards instead. The results will surely be much more rewarding.