I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. – Audrey Hepburn
How do you show your
in this fast-paced digital world?
The world now.
Everything is fast. Everything is shiny. Everything wants to wow.
You fall one step behind and suddenly you find people telling you that at the age of 26, that you do not have enough time, you do not have enough experience, you do not have enough prospects, you are not enough. There is too much to do, too much to achieve.
You are told to minimise feelings, minimise affections. Emotions are a sign of weakness, you have to toughen up.
The world now.
You are told to step up your game. You tell yourself to step up your game.
You are told to run. There is no time for andante, no time for cantabile, the world prefers vivace, is impressed by agitato.
You stop social-media and newspapers for one day. Suddenly you are a decade of information behind. Everyday there is a new trend, a new style, a new topic. You struggle to chase up, but also find yourself waiting for certain things.
You crave for attention and affection, but you hide it. You tell people that your life’s pursuit is success, wealth, luxury. You feel that needing affection is petty, is child-like, is naive. You try to be a strong person, but really you are just a giant tree with a hollow trunk, and no one needs to know.
The world tells you nothing is possible without money. Without money you are worthless.
What has happened to you..?
You were fine all along, just as you. No chasing, no keeping up, no pursuits, no kissing-ass.
It is okay to walk, to sing, to slow down. It is okay to not be liked by everyone, it is okay that the world does not understand you.
It is okay to not know everything that is happening.
It is okay to try your best and fail to be the best. It is okay to try and not go well.
It is okay to live with not a lot of money.
It is okay to show affection, and to crave for it. It is okay to want love.