It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else’s life with perfection

A quote from the sacred verses of the Bhagavad Gita.

The Gita never loses its charm when it comes to teachings. Written eons ago, these words hold great meaning to date.

Live your own destiny it says; we may think, are we given a choice but to live our own destiny. Fate governs the state of our affairs. Or is it? Do we always end up doing what we are brought about to do? In a world materialized with clones, we always traverse the safest route. The one where the crowd takes us. The one which ensures success in the eyes of the world. The one which promises a shell of security and comfort. And we end up losing ourselves in this vicious circle of adherence. Adherence to norms. Adherence to standards. And the saga continues. We go on to live an imitation of a perfect life that we all assume to be without even questioning if that is what defines perfection.

I do not know if it is the right thing to do. After all, we are not alone in this world. There are sacrifices made in the name of love. And have to be made. All of us may not be lucky enough to follow what our heart desires. To go all out and live our passions with nothing to lose. For we have a great deal to gamble with every step we take, every move we make. 

Each one on the face of this earth is destined to be someone. Let that someone not die a lonely death when you are busy trying to weave the magic of perfection in your life. Life is beautiful with its little imperfections. It is real only when you are real. Set your own standards. Set your own ideals. Set your own goals. Set your own definition of accomplishment. Define what success or happiness means to you.

As Lord Krishna said, live your own destiny. It may not be perfect in the eyes of the world but it will be for you. And that is all that matters. Period.