Remember those days as a kid when you used to try to look up at the sun, but you couldn’t for too long because its powerful rays would hurt your eyes? No matter how frustrated we would get with this, the sun kept on shining.
What I’m trying to get at here is that we exist like the sun exists, but the difference with our existence is that we try to change ourselves for others. It’s hard for us to be ourselves when we think that others will not accept us, but honestly, whether someone like us or not, should not stop us from shining. Like the sun, we exist separately from other human beings, so we have the right to live our lives the way we see fit, without fear of judgment. We can’t budge every time someone has an opinion about us, because their opinions will always be there. Just like someone can’t control what you do/say, you can’t control what they do/say.
We need to own the fact that we are our own suns– powerful radiations of light that no one can change, no matter how much they think they can.