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The World is Your Oyster, Only if you let it be

We all have a take on every situation: conscious or not. It’s normal to want to give our two cents even when no one asks. See, the tricky part is communicating those ideas without hurting someone’s feelings. Especially nowadays, people’s emotions tend to cloud their line of reasoning. Where do we draw the line of what is acceptable without being canceled for the penny for our thoughts mentality?

The answer lies in learning what you have the power to control. Other people’s feelings, thoughts, and decisions are not your responsibility. If you let these aspects infiltrate your suit of armor, then it is like rust coating your protective gear. It is common to let our minds wander to what will others say, think, and feel when making a decision, but why?

To be accepted, we have to live within societal norms. These “rules” are parameters we abide by to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Simultaneously, we try to hold onto our individuality within these communities. In doing so, we must learn that not everyone will be happy with the choices we make in our lives. Once this epiphany hits us, our eyes open to the vast dance floor of opportunity before us. 

You can only live a life free of regret when you go after what you want. Not everyone will commend you for having a backbone and taking the path less followed. You miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don’t take. Sometimes the unconventional is full of prosperity and you can easily miss it if you stick to the confines of what is acceptable by society’s standards. Again, people will always feel some type of way: your superpower is what you can change.

Andrea Sofia Berman is a creative writer and Education major. She is passionate about children and helping people. She loves to use creativity to express herself, and hopes to spread positivity through writing.