I sought affirmation today
On WhatsApp, with friends and peers
On Facebook with followers and acquaintances
On Instagram with grammers and influenzas
I found none
I instead found more questions –
Do I know anything?
Am I supposed to be an expert at everything?
Where do I really stand?
Am I even worthy?
I stopped. Referred an old friend –
My experiences, my knowledge and my past
I combed through everything I have ever done, ever learned and ever achieved
Yea we aren’t winning Nobel prizes. But these days war lords win those.
So I stopped to think about what was around and instead looked at what was within
Quite a lot.
I then looked to an old mentor who affirmed my belief – I had enough. Enough for me.
Doesn’t mean I stop progressing. Just means I stop comparing.
My only comparison is with me. That’s it.
To hell with the social media world which is more paid marketing than anything else
I don’t need Google, SEO and Tik Tok to tell me I am worthy.
Neither do you