Please leave Britney alone: 3 great reasons to let others live so that they do the same to you.

“Run down the list of those who felt intense anger at something: the most famous, the most unfortunate, the most hated, the most whatever: Where is it all now?

Smoke, dust, legend,… or not even a legend. Think of all the examples and how trivial the things we want so passionately are.”

–Marcus Aurelius

How imperfect are you?

What kind of flower are you?

Are you letting others breathe?

Leave Britney alone, bastards!

These are the words of Chris Crokey back in 2007.

He went viral and became even a star after that.

Indeed at that time, Britney was going through many challenges in her life.

And the media went maybe too far into bashing her.

Yes, we are talking about the one and only Britney Spears.

Below is the performance of Chris:

We often shift seats between Chris or Britney or the media in life.

We all go now and then through some shit in life, like Britney. Sometimes it is because of our doing.

Yet, we are just the recipient of life’s entropy most of the time. We can call it bad luck or Murphy’s law.

A kind reminder is that life just happens. It is not against us. It just happens.

Some of us can be someone’s Chris. We see our loved ones, colleagues, and community members treated in a way we feel is unfair.

Then we speak up and show them that we can feel their pain. We empathize and take our courage into our hands to tackle that injustice.

Maybe we can remain silent even if we can feel their pain. It is Ok also as long as we are not numb to what is happening to them.

Sometimes not speaking up can be an act of courage because we are just protecting another person: ourselves.

It is easy to wear a mask behind a profile in this social era. We feel protected behind our keyboards.

We embody the ugliest part of humanity. We bash other people online or sometimes in real life, like the media.

We feel entitled to post on every issue. We feel entitled to judge every person on social media without walking in their shoes for one step.

We forget that we have been or will be a Britney in our life.

What can we do to leave all the Britneys out there alone?

We can keep in mind the 3 Guardians of our inner galaxy:

  • Nobody is perfect,
  • We are all different, and it is ok,
  • Live and let others live.

We all live in different galaxies in our minds, even if we are stuck on the same timeline.

NOBODY IS PERFECT. — Yes, it is obvious. Yet, we tend to forget that human beings and Nature are imperfect by definition.

The universe has been here for billions of years and will be for billions of years after the last breath of the last human breath.

It has been evolving and improving because it knows that perfection is just an idea.

We all have our flows. We have our dark side. And there are not always cookies there.

We convince ourselves about our perfection. Then, we use that fake armor and stab other people with it.

Yet, it is the most fragile armor that can be. Because all it is is just a mirage — nothing more, nothing less.

And as all mirages, it is something that depends on our perspective. We cannot catch it. So it will continue to elude us as we move forward on the road of life.

We all have our shadows cast by the sun. It is a kind reminder of all our shadows in our subconscious mind.

We all know that we are not perfect, whether we admit it or not. It is not an opinion. It is a fact.

So we have to come from the perspective that nobody is perfect before judging other people’s actions.

WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT, AND IT IS OK. — We are here today because the universe evolves freely.

All the atoms combined themselves as they saw fit. Eventually, there was the Earth. Then there was Oxygen and the atmosphere. Then there were some bacterias and some humans.

If those atoms were identical, there would be no universe, no oxygen, no humans.

There is no one single truth when it comes to human beings. We all see things from different perspectives.

We have different walks of life. We grew up in different environments. We have different ways of doing things.

We process information differently. We react to the entropy of life in more ways than there are atoms in the visible universe.

We all believe in a Higher Being or a variety of them. However, even the monotheists disagree that they believe in the same God.

Variety is life and is what makes this experience so unique.

We are like flowers in a garden. We might all live off the water. Yet we bear different flowers and fruits.

We can bring different flavors from the same source of energy: life.

So let us all acknowledge that we are different. It is a great thing. It is ok!

This is the way!

LIVE AND LET OTHERS LIVE. — Living is a luxury. Most of us just exist. We are dead inside, and we are merely wandering until death comes knocking at our door.

The best present that we can give ourselves is the pursuit of living in the present.

The past is gone and carved on the stone. The future is just a mirage on which we have no grip.

Living deliberately requires so much energy that we need to dedicate our whole selves to it.

It means that if we are not letting others live, we are not fully living.

Indeed the time and energy we dedicate to judging other people and throwing stones at them are wasted in our lives.

As we have one planet, Earth, we have only one life. Yes, there are billions of planets out there in the universe.

They are all different. And we might destroy this planet to try to change them. But we cannot change them. Plus, the experience there can never be as optimal as the one on Earth.

So we need to leave the other planets alone. We need to live on our planet. We need to protect it.

In the same way, we need to focus our time and energy on getting the optimum presence. We need to live right here, right now.

We need to understand that other people also have their own life experiences. We need not force them to fit into our atmosphere.

They have developed their ecosystem. They don’t need our ego system to come and try to obliterate what they spend their whole life building.

Live and let others live.

There you have your 3 Guardians of the Galaxy:

  • Nobody is perfect, including you!
  • We are all different, and it is ok, that is the way!
  • Live and let others live, from ego to eco!

We don’t always choose when we are Britney.

We are not always sure that a “Chris” is out there for us.

We are always able to choose whether or not to be the Media.

With great power comes great responsibility!

It has never been easier to reach out to anyone globally with social media.

Maybe it can even be better or worse with the coming of the Metaverse or metaverses, to be more precise.

As we navigate those social universes, we will meet other beings on our journey.

As we expect them to be our superheroes, we also need to be the Guardians of their galaxy.

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