To be stifled is to:

– be ignored
– be given no consequence responsibilities
– be condescend-ed
– see not much future
– fight every second for things you don’t love doing anymore or hate to do
– see rampant cultivation of like-me or like-us types
– see lack of fairness and ability to be fair

Is any one or all of the following true? Then you are hurting your own creativity at the expense of something else. You are not letting your spirit flow and in essence not being yourself. If you are indeed being stifled, then look out for outlets for your creativity. Maybe you need to take a few hops – at least you will see a change, meet more people and even start liking what you could be doing. If you do what you love to do, then you won’t be stifled. But not many are fortunate to get to know what is it that they love to do and even if they know, the environment might not be conducive to pursue such an opportunity. Guess what? If you DO have the opportunity to try something else at the risk of a reasonable inconvenience, don’t just grind your teeth and stick on. The world is a big place. Success comes after failure, in fact after many failures. How many times did Thomas Alva Edison try before he succeeded in coming up with the right combination for producing light? The story goes that “Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times when trying to create the light bulb”. When asked about it, Edison allegedly said, “I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.”. Don’t kill the spirit within you and importantly don’t let somebody else kill it for you.

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