In the oversaturated world the unsettled mind is distracted.
Selling its heart for the remnants of joy left by others.
Instagram likes and Twitter followers are now the norm.
Substituting the real for the artificial.
Many have been swallowed by it
Deceived by a cyber world that claims lives every day.
Devoting minutes, hours, even days of irreplaceable time
Just to escape an unsettled existence.
In no way do I demonise this world.
In no way do I scold or judge those who have built an empire from the earth of the land
Yet when the unsettled and distracted minds watch and observe as kings and queens of the kingdom are crowned
The cravings start.
The overwhelming yearning/need to satisfy,
To give the masses a piece of yourself suitable for public consumption.
There is however a problem with this,
The masses will never be satisfied.
Never attaining a level of contentment with you.
We are consumers
Driven with an almost insatiable need for
Bigger, better, faster
Even with human beings.
Regardless of culture, creed, religion,
The kingdom is merciless
Ripping apart the very essence of its being.
Self is not a commodity
Self is not a thing to be sold nor manufactured for the benefit of others.
Believing such is a fallacy,
You will never be enough for them
Never reaching a “standard” that is acceptable to them.
So why try?
Why alter your soul to fit the purpose of someone else?
Why remould yourself to fit a standard when you’re born to stand out.
To all those who feel a constant pressure to be someone else
To be something else
To crave something else
Being yourself is okay
You do not owe people anything except the one that created you
You do not need to sell a piece of your soul to satisfy another human being
You do not need to alter your existence to fit another.