Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out

Daily Prompt post: Write a letter* to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

Dear Self-Esteem,

Do you know how many opportunities I could have taken if only you were stronger on your own? Since I was born till now, you seem to get worst than anyone else’s could have gotten. Damn, you screwed up so many things and impressions! I wish I could get you replaced but I can’t because you’re just trapped inside. I guess it’s a mutual feeling for both of us to get out of one another.

Sometimes, you got me mixed up with who am I actually. Merely just an introvert and perfectly normal like anyone else in the society? Or am I experiencing self-shame and sadness no one else can see because you’ve gotten the best of me?

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Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen

Daily Prompt post: Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

I’ve been wanting to blog about things which are somehow related to this topic for quite sometime, ever since recently I’ve been listening to stories from old people, and even my own parents, about what was it like to live in their generation and some of them did mention about their grievances.

Then it made me think of whether I’m living life the way I want it, then would it be sticking close to my values, principles and the commitments I set for myself personally? But eventually, most, or even all the time, I ended up not abiding to them as much as I do want to honor all of them. I also wondered how it would be like if I (with my present personality and everything else remains) existed in one of the earlier generations instead.

Whether I do belong to this day, I don’t know yet. If I didn’t belong to this day, would I have belonged to any one of the earlier generations?

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