After all the hustle for exams ended, I sat down to watch the most endorsed movie “Bird Box” on Netflix. Since it is a survival movie, there were a lot of thoughts that were wheeling in the head. It was arduous to plunge out of all the incoming ones. To cut off the dazzle, I started surfing on the internet and got hooked on to a TedEx video called “Own your face”. The upshot that resulted after watching both of these made me pick up my pen and immediately put down on paper, all that I contemplated.
#Own your body
I previously wrote a blog post called “It’s okay to be fat folks!” which was an aftermath of a similar consequence. Thoughts don’t just come without a reason. If you have already read the post, you will know the agony that I’ve been through, unknowingly. Much before I start to impinge on “choice”, I feel I should take a minute to talk about campaigns to stop body shaming. As a child, I’ve been through mocking for being chubby like everybody else did for some other reason. There have been many confessions and campaigns to stop body shaming while I grew up. And 15 years now, they still pertain. It begins with a small word, though among friends, hoards to become an unknown fear in the mind of that person being ridiculed.
I was happy that the internet is a blessed place to help everyone finish their assignments, learn better and more. Unfortunately, it has now, stuff which relate to more of motivation, ways to stop depression and body shaming!
#Own your voice
In a democracy, all of us have the right to vote. It means the right to demonstrate your opinion. Likewise, we have the right to decide not only on public issues but in person too. Like you don’t force somebody to vote, you don’t even have to reproach someone that they are not beautiful or unfit for something.
“Anxiety is contagious”
In this technologically developing world, mental health seems to be enervating. They say, “Anxiety is contagious”. And if this aggrandizes, we would fall into a new prospect.
#Own your choice
Not everyone has similar choices. A choice is what individualize a person in every group. A choice is a thin line that differentiates “you” and “me”. The appeal is to allow the individual to make their own choice whether in transforming into the right body shape or in choosing his career, family and all important decisions that “make his life”. Make your own choice and let your fellow make his. Being human, help him make his decisions but not backlash. Because ultimately, it is he who experiences, gets affected and leads his way through life.
Let your voice be heard in the decisions you make to bloom, not in pain and agony. Instead merely supporting people who have been through all kinds of sufferings, let’s make and help make lives through freedom, through choice. What else can we elucidate but to own your possibilities.
Looking forward to a better world and a happy soul.