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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly

Do you trust a mirror? Are you sure you look like what the mirror tells you you look like?  Are you certain that it is not modified?

I read this story about a group of  people (holding hands, not looking at one another) standing in a cave, facing away from a camp-fire.  All they can see in front of them is their shadow. As they move, their shadows move.  As a result, they conclude that they actually look like their shadows. The only way they know what they look like is what they see in front of them.

My point is: there are millions of mirrors out there (friends, family, media, mirrors, etc) and they will tell you what they think you look like or what they think of you. From their perspective they may be 100% correct. But don’t limit yourself to that image.  In reality, you have many more dimensions. Just look at yourself from a million different dimensions in a million different contexts.

Change your environment so often that you yourself feel like you’re discovering a new you. Wake up to a new path every morning.  You may be a caterpillar one night, and a butterfly the next morning.

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Thinker | Minimalist | Writer | MBA | Fearless | Always 110% | Global Citizen | Limited Edition | The proof of the pudding is in the eating

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Amena Khan

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