Two conversations this week inspired this poem and drawing. So many times people place others on a pedestal with no where left to go but down. Unfortunately we all have different lessons to learn at separate intervals. Even though we may know exactly what to do to be successful in our lives. For whatever reason we find it next to impossible to implement. We all have baggage some worse than others. We aren't all born with the same tenacity, and some people just get tired of the mundane and like to stir things up!
In any case we are all human with complexities galore! So the next time you compare yourself to someone, remember they are not as perfect as you may wish them to be!
That person you put on the pedestal is very uncomfortable knowing they must be perfect to please you! I don't care how virtuous someone is, under the eyes of judgment they are doomed to fall!
Embrace differences, enjoy them, let them compliment your friendships. Look at the positives and forgive the negatives. No one can stay on a pedestal without losing balance eventually!
Don’t put me on your pedestal
It’s a long way to fall
it will only disappoint you
I’m not who you think at all
I’m not as virtuous
As you’d wish me to be
Sometimes I’m just human
With a wild side in me
Don’t put me high upon the throne
As your ideal friend
Ignoring differences we share
You’ll be disenchanted in the end
I have follies like all the rest
Some stay hidden well
But when you discover them
It’s me you may dispel
So make me your earthly equal
To compliment each others charm
Because falling off that pedestal
Can do body harm!