Dear world, I am not perfect - I’m sure I have said that before, but I really want you to take notice this time. No I mean it, please understand I’m not perfect, and just quietly neither are you. I am sorry that you feel I fail you or that I disappoint you on occasion, but you have been warned - many, many times…
We can’t keep playing this game. You know the one where you forget that I am flawed and that I am my own person and then you get disappointed in me because you feel I have failed you in some way? The game where you set your expectations so high that they are incredibly difficult to reach? The game where I finally meet one of your expectations and you then add more to the list? The game where there quite literally are no winners? Yeah, that game.
So I would really like you to understand that I want out. I have tried to leave and you keep assessing me, like every breath is an Olympic performance. It’s like you live for it. There is no pleasing you, of that I am certain. So, effective immediately, I decline to participate. I have performed an in-depth analysis and I have determined that my life, my thoughts, my beliefs and my actions are worthy. They may not meet your lofty idyllic thresholds, but to be perfectly honest, and I do apologise in advance if I offend, you do don’t meet your own standards.
I will disappoint you at times, and make you angry, and frustrate you and I’m sorry for that, but the reality is that if I try and be what you want me to be, we end up at the same place anyway.
So, I wish you well and hope beyond hope that we will always part as friends, with smiles on our faces and that I learn to accept you as I wish you would accept me.