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Women have the power to nurture the next generation and pave the way for a whole new world of thought. If only we can dare to be different!
WOMAN – The word that unites members of the female gender across the world. They mould and manifest themselves into various roles and relationships in order to ensure a smooth and seamless life for those around them. Despite frequent discouragement and demoralising, they soldier on in the battlefield of life.
Despite the advancements made by many women, most of them have been unable to get in touch with their own personal identity and personality. They are mentally conditioned and trained to be daughters, wives, mothers and working women if they wanted to.
But a majority of women are extremely hesitant and inhibited about expressing their true feelings, opinions or preferences. An extreme fear of disapproval and consequent societal ostracization leads to emotional restraint which results in extreme agitation and frustration after a certain period of time. This can have a detrimental impact on those frequently surrounding them.
Working women and those in the role of daughters, sisters, wives and mothers have the power to nurture the next generation and pave the way for a whole new world of thought. Why do we as makers of tomorrow’s world restrict ourselves from the right to free expression? Why do we allow the fear of societal opinions to forbid us from moving forward? A huge population of women deny themselves simple pleasures like their favorite books, music and even their tastiest delicacies because they are afraid of being perceived as different.
Ladies, dare to be different and you can make a difference in the world around you. This involves being completely truthful to yourself about who you are really are, what you like or dislike and what you want to do with your life. Break away from the fear and shackles of tradition and societal opinions and bask in the glory of your truthful self.
Martin Luther King Jr stated “I have a dream.”
Every woman in this world should have a dream. Dreams should never be categorized as big or small. You can start with a simple dream like learning a new sport / musical instrument or any other kind of skill which does not have to be revenue-generating. Once you experience the satisfaction and elation of achieving the skill, it will become an addictive and inseparable part of your life and get embedded in your personality. This addiction will make you scale new heights and achieve many great things you may have never dared to dream about.
Never be afraid to have a dream because people around you might consider it to be ridiculous. Many such ridiculous ideas have changed the world and made it a better place. Do not hesitate to achieve your dream alone. Remember that YOU are your own best friend and you are never alone. Once you overcome that fear of loneliness then the world becomes your oyster.
Martin Luther King Jr started his crusade as a lone ranger and ultimately scores of people from all over the country were behind him and they made his dream come true.
You might start the process of fulfilling your dreams alone but slowly your family and friends will become an integral part of this process. If you follow your dream with dedication, determination and devotion, the elements of the universe will convene in order to make it come true. Be proud of who you are and never let any negative elements and discouragement come between you and your dreams. Remember, ‘Born a woman, born a winner!’
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A good post that reflects very well what holds us back and why we need to move forward without these chains tying us down.
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