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Our entire lives we wait for people to choose us.
We wait for schools to choose us. For universities to choose us. For companies to choose us. For the girl at the bar to come over to talk to us and choose us.
We got so used to depending on gatekeepers for pretty much everything that defines us. Our lives. Our mission.
A long time ago we gave up our freedom of choice. We unlearned how to take care of ourselves. Our entire lives are based on other people's decisions.
And we accepted it. Even though we might have a slight chance to say what we want, in the end it's always someone else that decides about our destiny. About our lives.
We start to live someone else's life. Not our own life. Not the life we dreamed about.
And slowly but steadily we start to hate this life. Resent this life. And sometimes we even start to feel dead inside. We feel like we sold our souls. Our dreams. Our values.
We bury ourselves in regrets. Regrets that paralyze us. Regrets that hold us back from taking action. From taking small steps to living a life we truly care about.
We start live in the past and are afraid of the future.
We can't seem to break free. We're lost in a life we don't really care about. A life that's not true to our core anymore. A life in loneliness. A sad life.
A life where we only have one option. A life where we have to actively decide to choose ourselves before anything else. And by choosing ourselves we will become free again.
We will become the one that chooses.
We will be the ones deciding about our own lives. We will finally become the gatekeepers of our own lives once again...