It is only human nature to feel inadequate sometimes especially with all the superficial and pretentious contents on social media. I am no different and it is hard to avoid feeling sad and wallowing in self-pity. It can be quite overwhelming when we start comparing ourselves to others perceived as better off than us.
At times like these, I usually take a step back and try to put things into perspective. And it is by no means a form of self-consolation.
Just think for a moment about the one in a gazillion sperms ejaculated the moment you were conceived. By a stroke of a (lucky or unlucky) minute difference in terms of timing when fertilization occurred, your life could have been very different.
We should be glad and grateful that Murphy’s Law was kind to us.
Have you ever wondered how life could have been if it was in total contrast?
Some people were born into cultures and traditions that deny them of the most fundamental of rights and privileges – slaves, refugees, fugitives, and political prisoners to name a few. Think about those without the most basic of necessities – food, water, and shelter.
It could have been very different.
Looking at things in such perspective has helped me be a little more grateful for all that I have.
It also begs the question of what should I do for others with all the blessings bestowed upon me. I am constantly reminded to be generous with my gifts and talents.
While on the topic of gratefulness, many are constantly looking for greener pasture elsewhere always thinking that the grass is greener on the other side.
Today, someone shared some words of wisdom with me and it goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side because it is full of manure. It is better to know the manure on your side than the unknown manure on the other side”.
That is so true, don’t you think?