This poem is my absolute favorite.
Simple words and simple rhymes created by E.E. Cummings to portray a compelling love story. I first read it within the The Love Book application and then I instantly fell in love with how it was written and my heart broke at the same time by the meaning within those words.
Below is my answer to that poem. Enjoy and please do tell me what you think!
Who would have thought that I could continue on my Blogtober Challenge streak? This is considering that I was on layover on Melbourne for the past five days. This meant that I had early morning wake-up calls and late-night arrivals at the hotel. I have to admit that I have written the last two Blogtober Challenges while my eyes were half-closed and my brain half-asleep. Forgive me for its poor execution.
Well, now that I am back in the Philippines, I am alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic. Yeap, that’s an old nursery rhyme. And yeah, I’m also convincing myself that I have already recovered from the lack of sleep.
For today’s challenge, I was to share about how the name of my blog came to be. This is the story of Struggling To Be A Human Being.
There is only one single task in this entire world that you will fail at no matter how hard you try.
That is to try to please people.
Don’t. Just don’t. Don’t even attempt it.
You will just get tired and worn out.
You will just end up in digging a grave for yourself.
Be who you are.
Be your faulty, silly, quirky, and beautiful self.
At the end, people will judge you no matter what you do.
Be judged for who you are.
Then any form of judgment thrown at you becomes acceptable.
That judgement is irrelevant.
No opinion is important enough for you to change who you are.