Storyista


People Will Not Let You Be Yourself - by Khalil Gibran

People Will Not Let You Be Yourself - by Khalil Gibran

Every individual is different and unique in nature. Very few know how to accept and respect that fact. People will not let you be yourself.

Marcus Tyler
If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.
saving...
1
Share

I was walking on the gardens of an insane asylum when I met a young man reading a philosophy book.

For his manners and the health he portrayed, he didn't quite match with the patients there. I sat beside him and asked: “What are you doing here?” 

He looked at me surprised. But as he saw that I wasn't one of the doctors, he answered: “That’s very simple. My father, a brilliant lawyer, wanted me to be like him."

My uncle, owner of a large commercial warehouse, wanted me to follow his example. My mother wanted me to become the image of her beloved father. My sister always cited her husband as the example of a well succeeded man. My brother tried to train me to become an excellent athlete like him.”

And the same happened with my teachers at school, the piano teacher, the English tutor: all of them were convinced and resolute; they were the best examples to be followed. No one looked at me like someone should look to a man — but as if they looked into a mirror.”

“That way, I decided to admit myself in this asylum. Here at least, I can be myself.”

Every individual is different and unique in nature. Very few know how to accept and respect that fact. People will not let you be yourself.


A tale by Khalil Gibran; Image courtesy: flickr.com

2
1  Comment
Loading...

This idea of imposing aspirations on children is a major reason for the rising depression levels in young kids. Every parent needs to realize that their child is not a device to fulfill their dreams.

Loading...
No More Comments
Show More
More from this Storyista...
You may enjoy reading these…
2  Likes