The picture above vividly depicts a scene of a boy who dresses up as Monkey King talking with his father. What impresses us most is the simple but thought-provoking dialogue between them.
The boy says to his father in low spirits, “Dad, many of my classmates don't think it is fun to learn to act in traditional Chinese dramas.”
“You like it, don't you? That's what matters.” his father responds encouragingly.
Obviously, what the picture intends to express is that we are supposed to realize our uniqueness and stick to what we are interested in instead of caring too much about what other people think. No one can deny the fact that paying too much attention to others’ opinions often makes us tortured by confusion, disorientation, self-doubt and emotional insecurity. In sharp contrast, if we realize that everyone was born to be unique, we are more likely to accept ourselves as we are and be confident about ourselves and our interests no matter what others say to us, which is definitely conducive to our growth and success.
Given what we have discussed above, we can safely come to a conclusion that we should build up confidence and hold fast to our interests when they are different from those of others. Otherwise, we are prone to get lost when we worry too much about others’ opinions.