Updated: Dec 2, 2021
You were born to be real, not perfect.
You were born to challenge the norm and break out of that box they wanted to shove you into at birth. You were born to disrupt outdated, archaic tradition and smash through the suffocating limitations imposed upon you because of your race or gender or religion. You were born to break free of all of that shit and be unconditioned and unpredictable. You weren’t born to obey and follow, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for structural engineering and nuclear reactors.
You were born to have a different style, a different look, a different body, a different voice and different behaviour, so everyone around you could experience those multi-coloured, multi-dimensional differences that make us all a part of the brilliant, shining, awe-inspiring tapestry that is this weird human existence. You weren’t born to copy others and conform, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for manufacturing plants and satellites.
You were born to show that being all the same, looking all the same, speaking all the same and behaving all the same would create nothing but a mind-numbing, neutral, bland, one dimensional, stagnant canvas of beige and boring where nothing would ever change or evolve for the better. You weren’t born to assimilate and go to sleep, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for electronic devices and self-regulating fridges.
You were born to bring all of your unique magnificence to this earth so that others could learn from your wonderful diversity which makes this human experience so much richer for everyone living in it. You weren’t born to fit in and adjust, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for motorised vehicles and digital clocks.
You were born to free your family from the path they have steadfastly trodden generation after generation with no adjustment along the way. You were born to show them a new direction and a new journey so that future generations are not imprisoned by the stories of their ancestry. You were born to be daring and adventurous and brave and to snap off the bindings of your lineage and create a new way forward. You weren’t born to perpetuate stories and identities that no longer add value, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for accounting software and hydro-electric plants.
You were born to be loved and to love and hold and share and grow and explore all the different versions of yourself and others so this world can evolve into something better where connections and intimacy can be profound for all who live in it. You weren’t born to walk alone, no.
You weren’t born to be perfect - that’s for inanimate objects that have no soul or spirit or heart.
You were born to take a sledge-hammer to the damn mould, not fit into it.
You were born to be alive, raw, emotional, explosive, present and conscious.
You weren’t born to be anything other than the glorious being you are.
You weren’t born to be perfect, no.
You were born to be real.