KEEPING YOUR FACE ON A FACELESS PLANET

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Haven’t been on social media in a week? Don’t worry, you haven’t missed a thing! Same ol’ same ol’; the ‘likers’ are still liking and cyber stalkers are still on the loose! You have only missed your part in the GMC (Global Mask Convention)! So give yourself a break, your phone too.

It’s ok too if you haven’t watched TV in a few days, nothing is new. The last time I checked, only mishap made news. Plus the tube is riddled with recycled material; there are no new stories or new ideas for sit-coms and soaps. Movie directors are bringing back (remaking if you will) movies our parents and their parents before them watched!

All the songs on the top ten countdown of your favorite radio show sound the same. They are track after track of corny music and the explanation is quite simple really; the first hit track of the year sets the trend for the other songs following. Producers and artistes quickly line up behind that possibility of cashing in on that success – it’s safer to be a copy.

These are the biggest cons of our day; new doesn’t sell; it’s not familiar. Creativity earns no accolade; there is no yardstick for measuring what it is, and hard work is gainsaid because there is always an easier, better and even faster way to get results! If these are all true then life as we know it is about to end.

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It’s a freak show on the globe; we wear the same clothes, do the same dance and wear the same face! Thanks to make-up artists you can look exactly like Nicki Minaj and so not like you! I don’t have a problem with make-up; I’m just saying while you are wearing Rihanna’s face no one is wearing yours! It takes a toll on your self-esteem; you’re scared of being or looking different. It creeps you out when you have an idea out of the box. And you know why?

All your life you have survived on the approval of others, now you are comfortable being anybody else but yourself. You live on the mercy of people’s whims; when they like you, you are good, and when they don’t, life is unbearable! Truth is you only copy people cos it makes you feel safe; you doubt the prospect of the acceptance of your ideas because they are unique and different; they seem unconventional and unlike what you see around you.

Well, newsflash! You are different from everybody else! God made you so! You are so different there is no one else like you in over 7 billion people on the earth; there is no one else with your exact anatomical composition and way of reasoning. You were made to have unique ideas, to see the world like no one else does and to leave an imprint on the sands of time before your last call.

The earth is swarming with recycled ideas and human clones! Every day is Halloween! You are the breath of fresh of air we need. It’d be great to see you as you really are; we could usesome of your original ideas too. You don’t need social media or anyone else for that matter to validate you. Like you! Validate you! And give yourself the opportunity of a lifetime, wear your own face!

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7 thoughts on “KEEPING YOUR FACE ON A FACELESS PLANET

  1. True talk brother! We waste precious time keeping tap with stuff that do not impart positively on our everyday lives . Like my hubby will usually say, ” those you are watching on TV have done something for their lives, what are you doing about yours “

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  2. So true! We need to hear this, especially the teenagers / young adults. The desire to feel accepted tempts us to conform to the ‘trending’ world system. The pressure is so subtle most times, you don’t even realise when you are conforming to it! We can only overcome when we know of a truth that we are different. If we ain’t sure what we stand for, we’ll easily fall for anything. We got to be daily rooted on who we are, why we are here, and WHO we are to live for. It gives us reason and strength to be different!

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  3. So true! We need to hear this, especially the teenagers / young adults. The desire to feel accepted tempts us to conform to the ‘trending’ world system. The pressure is so subtle most times, you don’t even realise when you are conforming to it! We can only overcome when we know of a truth that we are different. If we ain’t sure what we stand for, we’ll easily fall for anything. We got to be daily rooted on who we are, why we are here, and WHO we are to live for. It gives us reason and strength to be original and different!

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