One Opinion In A Sea of Thousands

Have you ever been told that you are too ugly for something particular that captures your heart? Maybe not… maybe not in such a harsh language. That being said, I think that all of us have been told by some stranger, families, friends, even our inner self, at some point of our lives, that we are not good enough to realize a dream that matches our heart’s desire. What do we do then after being reminded unexpectedly of our “incompetency”? Some of us may give up on our imagination; some may become content with a life of mediocrity; and some may continue to forge ahead and persevere even if the destination of whatever adventure that we have determined to embark on seems million miles away.

I came across this repost, a paragraph written by Meryl Streep, last night on Facebook. Her words of confession were inspiring and resonating with every string in my heart.


Whoever judges us on face value, and says we are not good enough for something that we are after wholeheartedly is just “one opinion in a sea of thousands.” If we keep on believing in someone else’s bias naively, we will be drowned in time by smallest tide that nature has ever produced. The ocean is vast and full of richness and wonder. We never know what the next tide may bring. In times of rejection, let’s force ourselves to stand up straight in order to let the smallest tide pass by our feet unaffectedly.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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