We live in a world that teaches us to put on a mask.
Society teaches us not only how to mask our feelings but also how not to express them openly, which leaves us feeling lonely inside even though many people around us might be going through similar situations as ours but can't express themselves freely because they don't want others judging them negatively or thinking they're weak or pathetic just because they can't mask their feelings.
So what do we do? We become scared and start fearing what others might think about us, so instead of being genuine, we put on a mask. And this is the problem with today's world.
We need to stop doing this and start expressing ourselves openly without worrying about what others might think of us because, at the end of the day, it's your life, your choice and nobody else has any right to judge you for it.
You know what's better than being fake? Not being fake lol. When you're genuine, there's no need to fear being judged or that people won't like you. You know that your friends and family love you for who you are, and it gives them the courage to be themselves too. In turn, that courage breeds more courage. It's a cycle of positivity that is much needed in today's world.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!