We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us, that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect – Emilio Estevez

Everybody’s broken in this life. We may be perfect to others on the outside but in truth, we have been pummelled with life’s ups and downs over time that we wear and tear as a result. We may choose to paint a rosy picture on the outside not because we’re trying to mask the brokenness, but because we’re trying to cloak it with positivity on a subconscious level.

When we portray a positive exterior, it seeps through us and help mend the brokenness in some extent. It’s not an act of masquerading for fear of what the world thinks, but it’s a form of dousing ourselves on the outside with positive vibes so that the inside may be better.

Believe or not, we do it on a subconscious level, a natural human behaviour.

Irrespective of whether you start with the inside or outside, although for many of us, we start with the outside because it’s easier, it’s crucial to continuously feed our souls with positivism. What matters is at least we start somewhere.

It’s okay to be broken. Everybody is.

It’s so hard to believe, It’s easier to doubt
You’re trying to hold in, But your dying to scream out
It’s ok to be a little broken, Everybody’s broken in this life
It’s alright, it’s just life, Just keep on going – Bon Jovi’s Everybody’s Broken 2007