Who smiles first?

Are you perhaps the village idiot in someone else’s life, or maybe they’re filling that role in yours?

The answer to the question as to who puts a smile on the face of the village idiot is that no one does.

No one puts a smile on the face of the village idiot because no one notices the village idiot.

But everyone is always willing to take a smile from them, or to be entertained by them.

Who might that village idiot be?

That village idiot is the care giver, the supporter, the ones who serve without recognition, or the ones who uplift without asking for anything in return.

It’s the invisible ones that we expect things from, but don’t consider what they need from us.

Sometimes we’re the village idiots in other people’s lives.

But most often, we don’t recognise the village idiots in our lives because when we take people for granted, they become invisible or at the least, their contribution feels like our right or their duty.

And when they no longer provide us with what we need from them, we don’t stop to consider why.

If we do, we usually assume that they’ve changed, or that we’re no longer important to them.

So, we simply move on and find a replacement.

By making significant others invisible in their contribution to us, or only recognising it when we become invisible to them, we create the environment for depression, anxiety, abuse, and suicide, to name just a few common outcomes of feeling invisible.

So, I ask you again, who puts a smile on the face of the village idiot?

Remember : We only contribute towards a significant other when we believe that we matter to them.

When we discover that we don’t, or that we weren’t as significant as we hoped to be, it tests our emotional resilience and our self-worth.

How we respond to that test determines the difference between peace or pain.

#hope #expectation #sincerity #selfworth #selfawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifecoaching #zaidismail #theegosystem #ownyourlife

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