Symbolism: What You Build and Create is Different Than Others

You are Your Own Person

My very first post when I started this blog was a post on comparing yourself to others. This concept is a real struggle for some people. So for this symbolism post I thought I talk about in another perspective.

As we get older, we begin to create our own lifestyle. However, other people’s lifestyles can make us feel jealous and envyness. Sometimes we focus our mindset towards what others. This can be because they either have qualities, traits, or material things that we want or we think their way of life is than ours.

So I want you to focus on the first tree in the center of the pic. What do you notice? It’s not a huge tree. It looks to be in good health. It has a handful of branches that aren’t real big or long, but it has a bunch of green leaves.

Someone planted this tree and mother nature has been good to it and taken care of it. Now this tree didn’t get this way over night or in 1 week. It took time for it to get this way. Just like when you build or create something big like a house or a diorama, it takes time and effort to complete them.

Now don’t get me wrong, some things can get done in a day or less than a days time. The point is that every big business or actors successful TV and/or film career didn’t come about in a short time. That business success and fame took time to grow.

Now look at this pic. What’s different from the first? Well there are more trees. These trees are very big. They have more branches and they are longer and stronger. These individual trees have way more leaves on them.

Each of these trees are in good health and they have been around for a long time. Now think back what I just mentioned about the first tree. These trees have had more time to become what they are.

Overall Point

Success isn’t always achieved overnight or in a days time. The bigger and biggest things take time, energy, and effort to develop. Everyone starts from a different starting line. If you have built and created something and it’s only gotten as successful as the progress of the first tree, that’s fine. Don’t let the success of people and the creation of other things (the big trees) discourage you.

You don’t always know the full story. Those that make it appear like everything is going great and problem free, may be hiding some huge problems. If that’s the case, you should feel lucky that you don’t have to deal with those huge problems.

Some people only like talking about their successes which isn’t a bad thing. However, this can give push people away and intimidate them into thinking that they are not good enough or failures. They may think that nothing wrong ever happens to that person.

Now this goes into how someones mindset is. If it’s a pessimistic one, then that can cause unwanted stress. If it’s a optimistic one, someone can be happy for the other person’s accomplishment and maybe even get inspired from it.

One last thing, don’t put down or make fun of whatever someone else has created and built regardless of the size. A lot of work and passion went into creating whatever it is. The person who created it probably feels proud of it. Be nice to one another.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Video Discussion: Accepting Where You Are and it’s Where You Need to Be

This video discussion is from another video game I’ve played. The game is called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Spoiler Alert

If you haven’t played the game, are unfamiliar with the Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild game and storyline, and still want to play these games, this is kinda of a spoiler. It’s up to you if you want to watch this video.

This game had a particular scene which spoke to me about acceptance and that you are where you need to be.

Now you don’t need to watch the whole video. I couldn’t find this specific cutscene in a video by itself. The cutscene and part of the video I want to focus on starts at 20:28 and ends at 22:15.

Background Info

Here is a bit of background on what is going on. The blonde character is Zelda, the red-headed character is a Gerudo named Urbosa. The character the two are talking about is named Link.

Urbosa is like a mother figure to Zelda, having been real close to Zeldas mother before she passed away. Zelda is a teenager and the princess of the kingdom of Hyrule working to unlock a great power within her. Link is her appointed knight sworn to be her side and protect her from any kind of danger.

Zelda is comparing her progress of training for an upcoming threat to Links. She believes that Link has become so much stronger while she has not. Link recently acquired a powerful sword called the Master Sword to use for the upcoming threat.

As time begins to run out, Zelda talks about that there are no signs of the great power within her appearing no matter how hard she trains. Urbosa informs Zelda that Link is still the same person he was when she first met him before he acquired the Master Sword. She says that the two of them are one in the same. That both of them will rise to any challenge without any hesitation. Zelda was informed earlier by someone else that there is no need for her to be concerned or worried. Urbosa reminds Zelda of that and finishes by saying that she knows Zelda is exactly where she needs to be and that Zelda should accept that too. The cutscene finishes with Zelda thanking Urbosa.


What spoke to me was that we always are wanting to move from point A to point B, to point C, etc. If were not always moving or going up, then we feel bad about ourselves. We start to, once again, compare ourselves to others whether it’s strangers, friends, or family. The feeling of being stagnant is something were indirectly taught by others or what we read and were meant to interpret that as something not good.

I’ve felt and thought what Zelda deals with in this video; I’m sure you guys have at one point in your life. Even if were making progress on something whether it’s learning how to cook, how to paint, getting good grades, writing a book, or just making progress on how to be a better person, we are quick to compare ourselves to someone we believe is better than us.

If someone we know say makes a lot of money, has a better car than us, gets good grades all the time, is popular among their peers, are they really better than us? You may have been quick to say yes, but really think about this for a bit.

Remember, we don’t always know what is truly going on with another person. This student who may be getting A’s on all of their schoolwork, that Twitch streamer who has always has a big audience, your boss where you work, may be fighting some silent battles no one knows about. These silent battles could be having a negative effect on their life.

Accepting Your Current Situation

Urbosa says to Zelda that she is right where she needs to be and to accept that. I believe that we should strive to be better and learn new things about life and ourselves. However, the days we don’t make progress are ok. If were on a journey, we should enjoy it and not miss out on other things as we work toward the goal or goals.

Where we are in life may not feel good right now, but maybe that’s where we need to be. We may not be ready to take the next step on our journey. There may be some things we need to learn or let go in order to move forward. We may grow up some more and mature in order to learn and accept some of life’s more advanced lessons.

Accepting where we are can be tough because we feel the need to be better. We have dry spells, we feel like we’re in a rut or dip, and we feel stagnant. What I have found to help is that once we accept where we are and were ok with it, we start to feel better.

Remember in the video that Urbosa mentioned that the Great Deku Tree told Zelda not to fret. A third party or more who also knows your situation can be helpful. On the inside, we think things are worse than what they are; in some cases they are to be honest. On the outside, people close to us who can see what we’re going through can see the full picture and the situation isn’t super hard or horrible. Most of the time, what were dealing with is manageable and we are equipped to deal with it, even when we think were not.

Wrap Up

You could say that where we currently are in our life is a place where if we don’t get out of it fast, then bad things will happen to us. Think about that for second. Maybe you didn’t exactly think that, but maybe in some shape or form your subconscious may have thought it. That may be something unrealistic that you came up with yourself or learned from someone else.

If we believe that we have a good foundation and are stable where we are at, that can make accepting where we are easier to deal with and process.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.