How a Prank Taught Me to Let Go of the Need for Approval
Recently, a friend played a funny prank on me. I gave her my phone and she downloaded her Facebook profile picture and changed my Whatsapp profile picture to hers without my knowledge. I didn't log into my Whatsapp frequently, so I remained oblivious to the change for several days. However, when people started asking me questions like "Is that your wife?" and "Who's that girl?" I realized what had happened.
Initially, I was embarrassed and worried about what people would think. I asked myself questions like, "How am I going to explain myself?" and "What would people say about this?" But then, I started to examine my thoughts more critically. Why did I care so much about what other people thought? Why did I feel the need to explain myself or prove anything to anyone?
I realized that my fear of what others might think was holding me back from being myself. Trying to gain people's approval was pointless because no matter how hard I tried, there would always be someone who would have a different opinion. I learned that it was more important to focus on myself and my own goals than to worry about what others might think.
In the end, I enjoyed the prank because it helped me see that I was too concerned with what other people thought about me. I realized that the only person I needed to prove anything to was myself. By letting go of the need for approval, I was able to be truly free to be myself.
In conclusion, the prank taught me a valuable lesson about the importance of not caring too much about what others think. It was an enlightening shift in perspective that helped me let go of outdated thought processes and focus on what really matters.