When you look at me you see things I fear do not exist.
You see Strength, all I see is one who endures because there is no other choice
You see Courage, all I see is a man too scared to be himself
You see a Rock, all I see is sandstone barely holding himself together
You see Good, all I see is a man doing what others expect
The man I see in the mirror is strained, faded, and lost. The one you see is amazing, honourable, and confident. I like your image of me better than my own. So maybe I’ll stop being myself, and start being the man you see in me.