People often see the strength in others and not themselves. We measure our lives by what we think is the popular social norm. Everyone looks happy on social media; it’s hardly likely that the people you are following are going to reveal their darkest truths online. That’s because everyone wants others to view them as perfect. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
I’m sure there are things that you’ve lived through that have been extremely hard. It might have been dealing with the chronic illness of a loved one, an abusive relationship, being bullied, getting abandoned, or maybe just never feeling understood. The truth is, you can never live my life, and I can never live yours. You have been coping with the hurdles in your life in various ways though some may not be healthy. Still, the very fact that you’ve made it to today speaks volumes.
Maybe today is the day that you finally look in the mirror and realize that there is no one in the billions of people on the Earth like you, and that’s pretty special. Only you can live your life to the fullest. Nobody can do it better than you. And despite whatever anyone else might say or how many mistakes you’ve made, you are more than worthy of that happy life you want. Work for it and believe in yourself.
You shouldn’t measure your life to others because you don’t know what dragons they have to slay at night. What you do know is that no one else can win your fight; only you can.