I have always been a follower. But no matter who I followed, I was never happy, and life was not fulfilling.


For most of my life, I have always been a follower.

I never really thought about why I did things. I was told that I have to. So I did. I followed. I asked no questions because it's easier to do so.

In the beginning, it made sense. After all, I'm just a kid, a teenager, a young adult who doesn't know any better about life than they do. So, I followed the lead—I followed whoever led. Life was pretty good. Life was easy.

But along the way, I started to question why I was there. What am I doing? Who are these people? Why is my life turning for the worse? Why don't I enjoy this anymore?

Then, I started looking for other people to follow. But no matter who I followed and where I went, I was never satisfied, never happy, and life was not fulfilling.

And that's when it made sense to me;
I was a coward who was afraid to take risks.
I was a cheater, always looking for the easy way out.

If I could return in time, I would ask, "Why?"
If someone told me I should do something, I would ask, "Why?"
If my cowardly self starts to follow in someone's footsteps, I would ask, "Why?"
If I could, I would ask, "Why?"

Asking "why" is the first step towards understanding yourself. It's the beginning of taking control of your life and making decisions based on your values and goals rather than blindly following others.

Asking "why" takes courage. It means being willing to question the status quo, to challenge authority, and to think for yourself. It means being open to the possibility that your path may not be the right one for you.

But the rewards of asking "why" are immense.

When you start questioning your actions and motivations, you gain clarity about what truly matters to you. You begin to make choices that align with your authentic self rather than simply going through the motions.

So, if you find yourself in a similar situation, don't be afraid to ask "why." Don't be scared to take risks, forge your path, and live a life that is true to who you are. Sometimes, all it takes is a word.


I hope you find this insightful. Remember:

It's not going to be easy,
But it's not impossible.

Your friend,