Are you a prisoner to others?
“Human thinks he/she is free. But it’s not true for everyone. A very rare number of people are free and remaining are prisoners to other's thoughts and opinions.”
Do you think you have freedom? Think again. Do you really live on your own rules and standards? No. You follow the rules of society. Yes, rules that makes you responsible are good and must be followed. I am speaking about the rules that you made in your own mind.
Most failures happen in life because of living in the prison of other's judgement and opinion on you. You know it’s not comfortable to be such a prisoner. But you never try to come out of such prison, which is very sad.
Even though such prison is taking away your freedom and making you fail and suffer in life, you still remain in prison because of fear. The fear of what others think about you. This fear has to be destroyed to enjoy your freedom to the fullest.
“Don’t live in the cage of ‘what others think’.”
The main reasons why people live in the prison of others are:
- They got habituated since childhood: Since childhood, you have been taught to care about what others think about your actions. Your parents, teachers and society taught you the fear that you will fail if you don’t follow their words.
- Low self-esteem: Lack of confidence is surely a barrier to freedom. Lack of self-confidence makes you rely on others more than yourself, and therefore you care what others think about you.
- Comfort: When you get comfortable with anything, even though it’s bad for you, you choose to stay that way as you are not ready to break that comfort or false belief that you have grown in your mind. You are scared of change and that’s why you stay in that prison.
- Desperateness: Lack of hope is one more reason why people dwell and suffer in such a prison. Their dreams are shattered and they don’t have any interest in life anymore.
Whatever your reasons may be. This human life is short, and it always chooses freedom. If you keep living in the prison of others' thoughts, you will never understand the purpose of life. Instead, you keep suffering all your life and regret the way you lived your life.
“Don’t live in the prison of others who don’t even care about you by the way.”
Get out of this prison and see the real-life that’s interesting. Once you free from the prison of other's thoughts, it’s hard initially to accept a change in life. But once you get comfortable with your new freedom life, you will understand what a mistake you had been doing until now.
“Freedom is precious and don’t miss it.”