We live in a world where the things and people around us are ever-changing, ever-evolving. It’s easy to feel obsolete when it seems like every minute something new has been produced, something that will make the world “a better place”.
It’s easy to forget yourself when you’re constantly having stereotypes and expectations and the world’s ideals thrown at you. When who you thought you were seems irrelevant and boring in the face of a world where things can go from viral to dull within days.
Many of us try to keep up with the world around us in some way, but as time passes and the world speeds up this is becoming increasingly harder.
When we focus so much of our time on watching the huge changes going on around us, we often have little time to focus on the change going on within us. We forget that we are also ever-changing and ever-evolving.
My point is that it’s easy to get caught up in the world around us to the point where we become strangers to ourselves. We need to take time to understand who we are and what we want out of life.
I'm not saying we need to plan our entire lives; I understand not everyone thinks like that. But that just as we monitor our social media and important (or not so) events, we should pay attention to ourselves. It’s so easy to become experts on celebrities who don’t know we exist, yet live a life in which we’re complete mysteries to ourselves.
“The thing about the world is that it doesn't have any extra pieces. It's like pi: it contains everything. You remove a single piece, no circle.” – Harold Finch (Michael Emerson - Person of Interest)
None of us are obsolete, so we have no reason to act like it. We may not trigger the latest trends, but what we think and how we feel is important. Maybe not to a million fan girls (or boys) across the globe, but it’s important for your general well-being.
So, as odd as it sounds, don't forget yourself.