I really don’t get the meaning of remarks like “my daughter/wife/mother, etc. is not less than a man.” I mean really? By saying this, you are concreting the opinion: man is the best and you need to change yourself to be like him or “improve” yourself to be like a man.
I think we need to tell women that they are what they are AND they are awesome with what they are.
Women are elegant, caring, mature and bold. Why on earth do you need to be “less woman” to be successful? I say, there is literally no comparison possible between any 2 individuals on the earth. May it be 2 boys, 2 girls or a boy and a girl. There are a lot of factors which come into picture like the environment in which you grew since childhood, the way your thinking and working process is, etc. I would say, comparing any 2 individual does not make any sense until and unless the reference line is the same for both. And apparently, it cannot be the same ever!
We are what we are and we need to constantly improve ourselves with each passing day. We make mistakes and repeat them – it’s okay. But the fire in us will surely guide us to some or the other way.
So, girls, there is literally no need to show that you are not less than a man.
Choose your thoughts and be unstoppable, blossom with freedom! Do not let the circumstances define who you are, but let yourself define who you are and who you want to be. You do not want to be like a boy, you just want to be the best version of yourself, kindle the fire of who you are.
In today’s world of connected (but unconnected!) minds, social media is a large influence. Sure, it has a lot of positive sides, but personally, I think, it tempts immature teens to show and form their image and style to the society. I would say, show it to your own self once, connect to your own self once and live the real you in yourself! Swami Vivekananda says, talk to yourself once every day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.
So, I think, illumination lies in enjoying the womanhood and not changing it into manhood. Illumination lies in building up ourselves from the ground up and trying our best to make full use of whatever we have got as a human being, illumination lies in spending more time with ourselves than with the social media show profiles, illumination lies in rising up, and living every present moment to the fullest, getting high on life, because, life is beautiful…the air that we breathe in, the soil that we put our feet on, the stars that shine for us! Let us feel the harmony, the vibe of being woman. Let us start resonating with ourselves and the you in yourself will glow brightly.