I was at the TEDx IITRoorkee this weekend and as always loved my time with young minds
What’s becoming increasingly obvious is that this generation in under immense pressure.
The nature of questions thrown at me by the students reaffirmed this opinion.
At the bottom of this pressure is this paralyzing sense of self doubt. Led by the view that everyone else, except them, have it figured out.
People seem to be eating the nicest looking food
Wearing the nicest looking clothes
Clicking the nicest looking selfies
Vacationing at the nicest looking beaches
Matched with the nicest looking self esteem possible
Someone has to tell them that it’s all a fucking lie
That everyone is going through the same anxiety as you
Everyone experiences self doubt
Everyone thinks the opposite person is more sorted
Everyone thinks they are not good enough
It’s how they react to it that makes all the difference
Your uniqueness is not defined by your experiences
Rather your reactions
Repeat after me
I am not alone in feeling this
I am alone though in fighting this