Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shattered Illusions

Our confidence is nothing more than an illusion which shelters us from our insecurities. Shatter that illusion, and all we're left with is worthlessness. The worthlessness is no more realistic than the confidence, but if no one reinforces our value to each other, our insecurities begin to dominate.

However, no one is ever truly worthy or worthless. We just are, and what we are is only determined by what we mean to each other, and what we mean to ourselves. We can spend as much time as we want building ourselves up or tearing ourselves down, but in the end it doesn't change the reality of what we are, only the illusion of what we feel.

We get to choose whether we are ugly or attractive, whether we are worthy or worthless, whether we are confident or insecure. We have control over these things; not anybody else. Our reality is only as valid as we perceive it.

np: King Crimson - "Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part 4"