They taught you to shut your mouth and be pretty,
They taught you to straighten your back, to pull out your chest, to suck that tummy in and force a smile - fully naturally,
They taught you to harden up and work even harder,
They taught you to suppress your feelings and "simply" ignore the negativity around you,
But what they didn't teach you how to be you.
How to feel and sense,
How to be intense,
How to let go and move on,
How to open up and let it all sink in,
How to relax and find inner peace,
How to speak up for yourself and the people around you that matter,
How to look silly as f*** and not giving a damn.
It is easy to teach being self destruction, but you cannot teach anyone how to be yourself.
That is a journey everyone needs to attend for them self.
This - is your journey and only you choose if you start to travel,
And once you decided to start travelling you yourself are choosing the destination.
So choose wisely.
Photo by photographer Roman Holtwick and model Kathyinframe.
Location Solingen Wald, Nord-Rhein-Westphalen, Germany.
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