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Do you feel alone in a world that is highly connected?

08 September 2016, 16:14 David Nyaga

Most people feel alone in a world that is more connected than ever. The cases of rampant promiscuity, rising suicide rates, abuse of substance is taking place at a lower and increasingly lower age group. Why would someone want to have a casual encounter, an intimate encounter, an encounter that could probably change their lives forever, and deem it as nothing? Let this question settle in.

Social media has provided a platform where people can experience almost every human emotion apart from the one that really matters…acceptance. In the quest to fit into the world no one was meant to fit in, people are feeling pressured to become what they are not. And thus people try to belong to a crowd in a false self.

The world however has proven time and again to reward people who have stood out. Yet the majority is afraid to embrace the fact that they are different. Not two people were ever meant to be the same, think the same, act the same, or believe the same. Fingerprints should settle the argument as to whether people were meant to be that same or not.

Yet more and more people are feeling alone and uncomfortable in the crowd only because they are trying to fit in a place they were never meant to. Unlike animals that rove in parks, human being are a unique species; the only species that can change and manipulate their course of nature. Through accepting oneself, one can remarkably shift their cause of life and take off in a direction that will make a celebrated individual.

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The uniqueness of individuals seems to have indicated that collaboration, rather than competition and worse yet copying, was the path to take. The more people fight to copy others, the more empty they feel as they deny, once and again the ever present reality that they can never be the person they are trying to copy.

Copying and emulating are different things. Copying is trying to be like some else in every manner possible. Emulating implies following in the footsteps of someone, yet maintaining ones personality and distinctness.

Hence to people who are having casual encounters and related suicidal tendencies need to understand that it is alright to be different, in fact it is a God given right to be different. To the youths who are seeking to find their identity, it would be advisable for them to emulate people who have gone before them, people of good moral character and defy the force of meshing with the crowd.

Being alone in the crowd is a good thing. It carries with it the elevating thought that one has something new to offer to a crowd that seems indifferent. It is a simple decision to make to stand out, yet it is not an easy one. However, in the long run, it is the most rewarding and satisfying one.

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