Friday, September 13, 2013

Health and Science Perception: Insecurities: Will they be the end of us?

Have you ever felt insecured? Have you ever felt that you are not good enough and that you have to do something about it to prove to that person that yes you are someone and you shouldnt be taken lightly?
I guess, at one time or the other, we all have felt insecured and unsure of the things we own, of the person we are related to. We feel that maybe we do not deserve to posses such things and obviously there are reactions of our actions that we do not intend on doing, but we do it anyway, I guess to prove to others that we do own or posses that thing.
For example, a common finding of our society is that we find children lacking confidence to do something, it could be anything, from scoring high grades, or topping up a notch on football or cricket field. And even if they do top in all these things they still feel a bit insecure, a bit shy maybe to acknowledge the fact that they are the champions in this field.
And hence they end up working extra hard for the things that they are good to achieve a gold medal, a trophy maybe, to prove to the world that they own this thing. But do we really need to prove to anyone that we are good enough? Isn't being just good, enough for ourselves or for the ones looking up to us?
Let's take another example, research has shown that people who end up in a relationship have to contantly to prove it to the world that their partner belongs to them and that anyone who is attracted to them should back off. We go into this insecurity that maybe we do not deserve to be with our partner and hence we try to mould ourselves into something that we are not, and become and entirely different person.
Ruled by insecurity, some people end up taking their lives, simply by the fact that they are not good enough, although, they might be masters in their field.
A word of encouragment, a simple pat on the back or clap on their success can change their their world upside down! No more suicide attempts, no more insecurities and say bye bye to trying to constantly prove to others that they are good enough.
Hey we all need encouragement in some way or the other to keep us going, so why not start today by saying a word of encouragment to others. If we do it to others today, they will do it for us when our time comes. These small increments of encouragment can and will create a nation that Quaid once wanted to see.

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