We all have different perspectives of each other, but it isn’t exactly what we see.
Let me explain. You see someone who is a hard worker and they always get their work done ahead of time. You just don’t understand how they do it. But in reality, it’s because this individual needs to have structure and tries to do everything right – work hard so they can get a job and build a life they have always wanted, become successful, does the right thing no matter what, like making sure to go vote for the primary election because this individual knows how important it is and to educate themselves even more. This person tries to do everything right in fear of getting yelled at. This person doesn’t want to mess up or even fail.
If you haven’t caught on by now, that person I’m describing is me.
The reason why I’m writing this was because of a girl in my class who saw me working on an assignment and she was saying how I’m her inspiration because she needed to start working on the assignment I was working on. I started thinking about what she said. It led me to think that we all don’t see the whole picture as to why people are the way they are.
The girl saw inspiration, but in reality, I was just doing what I was supposed to do. I guess you can say I obey – when people tell me to do something, I do it. That’s my weakness.
I don’t think I used to always be the girl who would get stuff done ahead of time and I honestly don’t even know how I do it. I do know that I don’t ever procrastinate because if I did, my anxiety would increase so much and I don’t need that. Getting things done ahead of time helps me to relax and I hateeee rushing at the last minute to get an assignment done because then, that means the work isn’t high quality.
When I do group projects, if there isn’t a person in the group who is the leader, I automatically step up and be the leader for my group. If there is a leader, then I take a step back and get my part done for the project.
I also don’t like the feeling of being rushed at all and that’s why I try to stay on top of all my assignments.
I did mention how I’m always afraid of being yelled at if I do something wrong and I feel that way simply because of my past.
Our past shapes us into who we are today and what we do in the present, shapes our future.
We all do something a certain way because of what happened in our past.
By analyzing my own actions and how I do things a certain way, it definitely reflects my past.
There is always a reason behind why people do things a certain way, remember that.
Maybe you see a person who is calm while working on something, but on the inside, the individual is having really bad anxiety and has negative thoughts pop up in their mind.
We never know what someone is experiencing on the inside and even last week, I had so much anxiety to the point I felt this huge weight on my chest. I try to take it day by day and try not to waste my time worrying about the little things.
Do you think someone has a different perspective about you compared to the actual reason behind why you are the way you are?
We even do this with social media – we see someone that looks like they have their life together and their life seems “perfect,” but in reality, it’s not even close to being perfect. We don’t get to see their struggles and what all they have been through in their past. We are unable to see what they went through. Maybe they share a small glimpse of their past, but we don’t get the full picture of it.
You see, we never know what someone might be going through on the inside and what we see on the outside, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.
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