The Law of Averages
This is a depressing, realistic post about an average human experience - average looks, average smartness, average achievements, average relationships et al. If you don't belong to this category, congrats! You don't have to read further.
For those of you who are reading this - welcome to the club. The law of averages was unkind to us. But guess what? Even if we feel that we didn't win at life, we don't have to necessarily proactively do everything humanly possible to hide our faults or go about pretending to be someone we are not. It takes a long time to come to terms with the fact that you're average, and that that novel, that promotion, that person, would never have your name on it. Acceptance is the rule of the game. Once we accept who we are with every cell in our body, we change. And that's when magic happens.
The truth is, we all have the potential to be great. Barring exceptionally dibilitating circumstances, and maybe not even then, we can rise above who we are. How? It's because every second we don't spend doubting ourselves is a second we gain to work on ourselves. The achievers, the examples, the successes of your high school class/college/work place, the seemingly perfect and put-together people are actually people like us with a garnishing of confidence. They did nothing different but believe in themselves. Just that. Just an emotion which became an outlook, which gradually took on a bigger meaning as good things began happening to them and then it became a way of life. If you think about it, since childhood we are taught that you either excel in your chosen field or you're good for nothing. That's not true for the simple reason that if we stop trying and believing in ourselves, we'll never know who we could have become and where we could have reached. And life is too short for 'what-ifs'.
So yes, we're average, and proud of it, because we know we can rise, and life is a seesaw waiting for us to laugh upon reaching the top.