Emotional Wellbeing


Mandy Kloppers

We’re all equal

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt

We’re all equal when we are born and when we die. We are not equal though during our lives. Inequality comes from all sorts of avenues. Financial, physical appearance, quality of life, quality of health etc

This blog post focuses on the areas where fundamentally we’re all equal. Just because someone might be richer or more beautiful doesn’t mean they are superior in any way. These are man made societal rules and you don’t have to accept them. We live in a world that constantly leaves us feeling inferior – airbrushed images of impossibly perfect people are shown daily. We are exposed to what others have, a reminder of what we don’t have. The world is set up in such a way that feeling deprived is hard to get away from.

It’s not what you are exposed to but what you think about what you are exposed to that counts. When you think we’re all equal, that will be your reality.

I used to look up to people in authority and think they must know everything. As I have aged I have realised this is not the case at all. Some people are just good at presenting a confident image but often there is little substance behind this facade.

When you feel inferior, for whatever reason, remember that you are as valuable as any other person on this planet, even if society rates things differently. No one is perfect. When I see a pretty woman, I imagine she has a hugw wart on her bum or something – whatever she has she will never be as perfect as I think she is. You will find that the more you get to know someone, the more human and normal they seem. Don’t buy into the image you see, it is never the real deal.

Imagine people naked or think of them on the loo – that’s a great leveller! See yourself as good enough as anyone else out there. No one can make you feel inferior unless you allow them to!

Mandy X