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Is Life Always ‘Sunny Side Up’?

We need to create more emotional safe spaces which allow people to open up about their vulnerabilities and insecurities.

How are you?” And instantly we hear our self saying ‘I’m fine!

It’s like, this statement has been imbibed into us to such an extent that uttering the contrary which is ‘I’m not okay’, rather seems impossible.

We have been trained to say that we are fine, even when our world has turned upside down, even when we are losing control or any other negative emotion for that matter. We have to use this cliche generalized statement because doing otherwise will make us misfits and people will consider us as emotionally unstable; hence not in the correct mindset to be able to do any work or worthy to take up any responsibility.

But what I understand is that no matter what we do, in the end, we all follow this subtle art of generalization! Something imbibed and ingrained naturally into us. We need to create more emotional safe spaces which allow people to open up about their vulnerabilities and insecurities without having the fear of being ridiculed or discriminated upon at their workplaces.

Our society teaches us to always be productive, energetic, on the edge. Our lives have been converted into a constant race of proving ourselves to others.

Instead, sometimes we need to pause for a while and just breathe. And tell our self that it’s okay to not be okay.

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Ankita Kumari

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