i reject all your rules
i reject your shoulds, your structure, your guilt,
i reject all the things that made me feel like I wasn’t ‘doing life right’.
my freedom came when I realized that success is not what i thought it was.
prestige is hollow.
success isn’t praise or fame,
it is peace and space and joy.
so i reject all your rules.
i reject all your steps to happiness.
i reject your shoulds, your fake smiles, your martyrdom,
i reject the rat race.
i reject it all.
i have depleted myself for too long.
and i will not play your game anymore.