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Every Second Matters


Everyone get the same 24 hours in a day, yet it seems like some people are “more” in some ways. There is an invisible measurement in our society to indicate physical appearance, the level of intelligence, ideal weight and height to an extent that some people seem to have “more” than others. We need to wake up and realize that these ideas are not natural. It is created through what we see and what we hear every single day. When I was 10 years old, I only knew someone is as not as attractive as I thought through other’s opinion. In a country where I came from, I was taught to put more value on my friend who always step on the first rank in class as compared to my classmates whose grade are just average but has a unique talent in dancing or painting. The question is, who set this up? Who says that this is true?

We have seen and heard many stories about very successful people in the world. Accomplishment is graded higher as the individual itself. We are living in the world who is saying “without a certain degree, talent, and position, you are nothing”. I agree that these stories would motivate us at some point but let’s be honest that these kinds of stories also leave us to feel insignificant, hopeless and insecure. Unconsciously, we draw our attention and energy that we could use to maximize our own potential into questioning our own ability. We focus too much on how it looks from the outside and see it as awesome and impossible to reach. Remember, they also have struggles, sleepless nights, and most importantly they are surrounded by people who continuously support them.

For every beautiful individual who read this, let me tell you that everyone of us is unique. We have something within ourselves to complement each other, to sustain this life. We all lead our own path and there is no fixated formula on how we end up. When we fall, it does not mean we fail. What we have to do is rise up, straighten our crown and keep going. Let us invest our time wisely because in the end, we need to finish our own race. How do you spend your every second, matters.