There was once this man who whenever he saw a hen, he started running away as fast as he could. His friends asked him what’s the matter with him and hens? He replied: “I am a maize kernel. If the hen sees me, she will eat me”.
His friends spent lots of time and efforts to convince him that he’s not a maize kernel but rather he is a man!!!
Few days went by and the guys sees a hen nearby and his friends watched his reaction. As soon as the guy noticed the hen, he ran away as soon as he could. His friends asked him why did he run away? He replied: “I know that I am not a maize kernel but does the hen know that?”
I laughed at the joke when my cousin told me this like 20 years ago while we were still kids.
I have been rejected multiple times in my life in different areas. I feel down. I feel useless. I want everything to stop. I want to go back to my cocoon. Then I say to myself: No! You’re awesome. You’ve accomplished so much in your life. You matter.
But then the other side of my brain says: Yeah. We know that you are awesome but do the people around you know that too?