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What If: I Could Speak Up?
What if I could speak up more often? I'm very bad at conversation and tend to just listen to what other people say. Usually this ends up in me being known as the quiet one. If I could speak up more often, maybe I could finally win an argument or let myself be heard. This one time I was in a competition and had to speak. I was a nervous wreck, shaking and stuttering. I just had to read off a piece of paper but my hands were trembling ,the paper was gonna fall out my hands and my legs were limp. I cost the whole group the winning title and felt really bad after. Maybe if I wasn't that scared, we could've at least gotten fourth place.
Many a times these thoughts stem from our own self consciousness, in reality they may have never existed and will never exist. Sometimes we just have to learn to let go of fear and try , and maybe, just maybe this "what if" would occur in our lives.
I'm constantly trying to improve myself when it comes to speaking up, if you've encountered this problem countless of times, you're definitely doing the same. Give yourself a challenge and try to raise your hand in class or breathe when things get hard, when it doesn't turn out right, don't give up!
What if: I Could Learn to be Happy?
What if I could Learn To Be Happy? I wrote this article a long time ago and I've realised something: happiness is overrated. If I've learned anything from the great Wentworth Miller it's that we should strive to be content not happy. Feelings aren't gonna stay the same forever, there are ups and downs in life and if you can't live without having only one feeling, you're gonna be miserable I must say.
Being content is so much more fulfilling than being happy. It means you don't have to constantly be wanting the next big thing and you're ultimately gonna be content for a much much longer time than being happy. In actuality, much more people aren't content with their lives and end up being even more miserable than happy. So my advice is: "let's stop trying to be happy and start being content."
What If: God Spoke to Me?
What if God Spoke To Me? I know not everyone likes the idea of this one but bear with me alright, maybe you'll learn something :) I grew up in a Christian family and was taught to love God and God will always be there for me. However, that didn't really resonate with me I mean I've always learned that he was there but I've never really felt that he was there, there's a big difference. It's like learning something and actually applying it versus learning something and totally not knowing where and how to use it. Trigonometry am I right?
When I was around seven I used to cry at the thought of dying and would pray to God but now that I'm older I feel like God's presence doesn't really stand out anymore. If he spoke to me maybe I would really believe in him? I'm not sure.
Pastors have always said in church that even if god were to stand in front of us mortals, we still wouldn't love him whole heartedly, and part of me agrees. However there's just this craving in me to see him or just hear him, instead of the 365 bible stories. I hope that any Christians reading this can have an open mind about my thoughts, don't come after me please.
Do any of you have any religions and if so, have you ever questioned and craved for answers?
What If: I Could be Good at Everything?
What if I could be Good at Everything? I wouldn't have to practice and study, everything would be a breeze. I'd be able to help my classmates, get things done, be productive maybe even have my own business, I mean I'll be great in everything I do right? There's just this little itch I'd have, this feeling of emptiness, like in the movies. The main character always will be this perfect girl searching for a sense of self-worth because nothing seems to be enough. In the end it'll all come back to being content with life.
There's one thing though with being perfect, and that's fulfilling the dreams of my Asian parents. Yes, a cliché but true to many Asians (and also other ethnicities), not just Asian-Americans but every Asian, even the one's that don't star in Hollywood. Being the perfect child would lift so much off my shoulders and frankly my parents shoulders. Although I must say I don't have it as bad as some other kids at school, there definitely have been times where I've yet to achieve the goals they've set.
Being good in everything I do must mean I'm GREAT in finding a soulmate. Not just anyone but THE one. Anyway I'm already really good in that area. I have a soulmate that loves me and doesn't judge me, is just the right height and stature. He loves cuddling and gives me kisses from time to time. Even though he has some flaws like talking too loud and constantly eating, he's definitely my soulmate.( He's also really furry and has a tail !)
What If: The Person I Liked Acknowledged Me?
What if the Person I Liked Acknowledged Me? I think many people of any age can relate to this, just because it's human nature to like someone. Even an infatuation can spark joy in someone's life, even the admired ;) As long as no one crosses any boundaries, all is well.
If he/she acknowledged me, I'd be over the moon, a simple smile towards me could give me this fuzzy feeling inside for days. If he/she knew my name, and called it out, it could even last for weeks. I'm not one to start a relationship anytime soon but having a person you admire can really bring inspiration and joy to one's life, don't you think?
What If: I Got Everything I Wanted?
What if I got everything I wanted? This is just a thought but if everyone in the world got everything they wanted we wouldn't have any natural resources left, although we could just ask for more...where would it come from? A higher power, a genie, just science maybe? I'm not too sure about that but what I am sure about is that lots of issues would be solved globally, like poverty, world hunger, racism, sexism, you name it.
On the flip side however, many people would act like brats the world would be unstable and human interaction would possibly just disintegrate. I mean why would we need human interaction, we could just wish up entertainment and end up materialistic. Maybe that's why we don't have worldwide issues happening, everyone could just stay at home and wish for absolutely anything. This is going a little too far. Anyway...
This isn't all of it but I decided to stop here just to test the response (kind of like the pilot episode of a series). I would appreciate it if you commented and gave feedback:) I look forward to seeing your submissions. Thank you for taking the time to read this article.