The silly thing about contemporary living is that one can be at home all day yet be mentally edgy and even stressed out.

Welcome to the virtual world, or specifically, the social media world.

You are a little bored and restless. You pick up your phone and scroll through Facebook, Instagram, and even LinkedIn. Yes, you go to LinkedIn even during your free time. And then the stress, anxiety, and envy grow within you as you scroll your feeds littered with milestones and achievements.

And here you are, still figuring out how to be a writer.

Thumbs up for chasing your dream.

And then you stumble upon a live show shared by your artist friend just as a little girl no more than seven with her violin walks up to the microphone and gets ready to play. You click on it and watch that little girl playing her best, albeit out of tune and a little too squeaky for the ears. She makes a mistake or two, not too glaring ones, but surely she notices. She continues, finishes her piece and, proceeds to play her next song.

You put down your phone and laugh at yourself.

It’s my own game I’m playing.


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