by • December 9, 2013 • Photography EditorialComments (16)755

Race By Princess Shajir Canda

When you were little, do you get compared to your cousins, brothers, or sisters? Have you ever felt like everyone wants you to be someone you’re not? Sometimes, it hurtful to admit that the ones closest to us are also the ones who can’t accept the fact that we’re different, but not a failure. Remember this, if anyone starts comparing you with someone who a better job or has higher merits, know that life is a race with no one but the better version of yourself.


Photographed by: Princess Shajir Canda | Camera used: Canon 1000D | Edits: Brightness, Contrast | Words: Mary Tinio Narvasa

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16 Responses to Race By Princess Shajir Canda

  1. Nicole says:

    What a beautiful photo! I cannot wait to peek around your site.

  2. I love this shot. I agree. I often find myself repeating to the children that, “Everything is not a race. Just enjoy *insert whatever*.”

  3. Wendys Hat says:

    I love being myself and being different. This is a beautiful picture!

  4. I Love You pic, & great quote

  5. Alicia says:

    What a beautiful photo and beautiful words to go with it. I really needed to read this today as I am constantly comparing myself to others at work or when I’m out an about. I need to remember to be gentle to myself and only compare to what I aspire myself to be. Thank you for this

  6. At the end of the day, being yourself is most important. It’s great to work to improve yourself, but that’s about being the best you that you can be… not about being someone else.

  7. erbPIX™ says:

    In addition to what I posted on LinkedIn, no, I can’t say that I was ever compared unfavorably to anyone by my parents or relatives. Then again, I was never compared favorably either. And that is as it should be.

    Later on that changed for a time at the hands of others not of my blood. That time mercifully ended. By then I had matured to the point of understanding the difference between constructive and destructive criticism. I learned how to embraced the former and ignored the latter. Now I strive to know and please God.

    By the way, my lovely wife’s nickname is Princess, which she more than deserves every single day.

  8. Jinky Sagum says:

    Indeed! It’s so annoying at some point. But I always try to get out from my sister’s shadow 🙂

  9. Chiara says:

    beautiful pic… really nice job.

  10. Chona Gomba says:

    I love the photo, but I love your words even more. I do feel that way sometimes, when my loved ones try to alter my decisions and beliefs. So I asked them politely to stop making me feel bad about what and who I am because, some of them didn’t understand and that created a gap between us but some understood and that’s when I began to feel really blessed to have these kind of people in my life 🙂

  11. Elera Marie Joaquin says:

    So true! If you want to be really happy with your life, you just simply be yourself! 🙂

  12. tiana ba says:

    What a beautiful photo! I really love them!

  13. Nika Maloles says:

    I am such a sucker for gorgeous photos!

    I am always being compared to my cousin because in the whole clan, it’s the two of us who are of the same age. So I think it has already become their habit to differentiate the two of us whenever a family gathering will occur. It’s a sad truth that people wants us to be someone we really are not. They’re looking for other’s flaws because they do not want their own flaws themselves.

    But that’s life! And it make it more challenging helping us to widen our perspectives. Just don’t let it get you down 🙂

  14. Eyz Abanilla says:

    Oh! I love shot! Great 🙂

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