During this time in quarantine, many of us are bound to our homes and can barely tell which day of the week it is. Our days become so routine that everyday seems the same. As we come to get used to staying at home 24/7, some of us may be feeling restless and uncomfortable. The usual everyday sunlight that would shine upon us on our daily commute to work or school is no more and we are confined within our houses all-day everyday. How does one maintain a sense of self in these times?
For this week’s song lyric sunday, I’m choosing “Only Radiant DNA” by Zutomayo.
In this song, the girl laments the fact that everyday is the same and brings up the fact that her self-esteem is constantly at risk. As everyone is confined to their homes, that means that family members may interact more than they used to. In that regard, even among family members, brothers, sisters and parents might get to know each other better… for better or for worse. They might bring up things that the other does not want to talk about and might cause tension between family members. With each person unwilling to back down, we end up clashing our selves with each other.
If we were to conform to the other just because they noticed something about us that they dislike, the only thing that would do is blow our own sense of self-esteem.
Even as we live our lives with our family and them scrutinising every aspect of our lives during quarantine, we still have to be strong to be ourselves and not force ourselves to change just because we were told to. We should only change when what they say makes sense and is truly necessary. For what we feel is right or not a problem, we should try our best to explain to each other and get the other party to understand.
I apologise for the post today, I feel kind of out of it and couldn’t really feel completely satisfied with my writing but at the very least I wanted to share the song.