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We are more than just number.

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  • Tip Bones

Ever wondered why you like something you like? Does it genuinely strike you or you just feel obliged to fall in with the general opinion and claim to like it, to fit in the mediocrity?

The truth is- the world isn't the same it used to be a few decades ago. Change is constant and inevitable, but in the wake of change came lack of originality, constant desire of approvals to feel validated and an even greater sense of criticism to portray superiority.The youth today, at large, craves fame in short time without putting in enough efforts. People equate talent with petty things such as the number of likes an art piece has, or how many plays a song gets.Not everyone is an artist, but will volunteer readily to be a critic. People have forgotten the basic values of lifting each other to create a world where everyone feels confident and valued, and work together for a greater cause.

Gone are the days when when the fear of oblivion and normalcy used to drive our passion to create, practice and mould ourselves better.

Now, the fear of rejection and criticism holds people back from exploring the nuances of "what ifs".We waste so much of our time anticipating the consequences instead of trusting the reality. People have forgotten that behind the screen of thumbs up and thumbs down, is a struggling artist who pours a lot of feelings into what he creates.

Compassion fuels humanity. To have sympathy and mutual respect for fellow beings make you the better man. A man without feelings is hollow inside. Or as André Aciman once wrote, " We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should, that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start something new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything- what a waste!"

The most important thing I want to highlight here is we are more than just number, people on the internet forget there's a real human being sitting behind the screen.