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All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 2.)
Underneath the spotlight, he looked amazing. You could hear them chant his name with so much adoration. Cute eyes, sparkling smile,
The envy that crept in the hearts of those who felt less, was daunting, haunting, hunting.
“I would like to be that”, I heard someone say.
There he is wishing he had less, envying those who do not have more, because, beneath those cute eyes, redness has found a home. His eyes are red from the dread of the dark,
no one hears the voices combating in his mind, each fighting to be heard and felt;
each wanting to be very much present.
If only the envious knew about his deeds in the dark, they would shout chants of protest not that of praise. He looks good but sorrow dwells on his neck like a bow tie. The wails of the dead are his lullaby.
So tell me, is this the life you really want?
Moral of the Story:
Sometimes, what you envy about someone is exactly what they dread. Some people have paid deadly prices to get to where they are, to attain that power or position they have. Just because they smile and look adorable on the outside, doesn’t necessarily mean that all is well on the inside. This is not to say that everyone who is rich is guilty of this– but some are and for some reason, I don’t think I’d be wrong to say most are.
Many people would love to be set free from the bondage they have found themselves in but are afraid of the consequences that will befall them, should they speak. There are many stories you’ll never hear, many tales of sorrow you’ll never know about.
Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it. Many times, life is not as cozy as it seems. Be grateful for what you have and where you are. Be contented.
Always remember: All that glitters… is not gold.
About All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 2)
This episode takes a look behind the scenes of a fictional character. While this may be fictional, it is no surprise that some people have sold their souls for fame and power– something many deeply regret.
Here, life can be seen from two perspectives: First, from the eyes of those who are envious and secondly, from him who is being envied.
Many times, people wish for things they know nothing about. If such wishes are granted, they could be deadly. Being wealthy doesn’t guarantee a life of happiness. Sometimes, there are prices to pay– prices that are too costly.
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