Nothing to Prove
We are surrounded by all kinds of social pressure. Your family, parents, friends, company, social group, etc… They all expect something from you. And I believe most of us are faithfully trying to meet their expectations. In fast, for many of us, that all we do.
My recent favorite singer is Tracy Chapman. This is from her most famous song, “Fast Car”.
You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove
The song is about this poor girl, living and stuck in this small world, wanting to get away. This girl’s story reminds all of us something. We all feel like stuck. We all want to get away, and chase that dream. But always something blocks you. It is nothing physical, but always mental.
Realizing that we got nothing to prove, might be the way out.
Recently I heard a wonderful story about this.
“I’d become a prisoner to my house, to everything, to my fantasy of an American Dream or anything I could remotely call home.”
“You’re never going to live up to anyone’s expectations, so you might as well live up to your own and for me that’s to be as free as you can. And if money doesn’t buy you freedom then it’s useless.”
We got nothing to prove, but maybe only to yourself.