"You're not ethnic enough. You're not fat enough. You're not thin enough. You're not blond enough. You're not dark enough. You're not young enough. You're not old enough"
- Nia Vardalos
About this Quote
This quote showcases the impractical and typically clashing expectations society put on individuals based on their physical look and cultural background. No matter how someone looks or where they come from, there seems to always be someone who will critique and evaluate them for not fitting into a specific mold. This can cause tremendous pressure and insecurity for many individuals who will constantly feel like they don't measure up. It's important to acknowledge the harm that these expectations can trigger and aim towards creating a more accepting and inclusive society where people can embrace their distinct attributes without worry of judgment.
"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there"
"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity"