The world demands a lot from us.
We're expected to be "A" students. Perfect parents. Supermodel slim. On top of the latest trends. We spend a third of our lives working, and most of us are underpaid. We're encouraged to spend the other two-thirds getting enough sleep, exercising, keeping up with current events, participating in extracurricular activities, eating healthy, taking care of our families and pets, doing homework, attending social events - and somehow squeeze in time "for ourselves." It's not enough that we do all of those things; we also have to be the best at them, or be judged by ourselves and others. And we absolutely can't admit that we're struggling, or ask for help.
With all of these unrealistic expectations, it's no wonder that we are more depressed and anxious than ever before. At any point in time, 30% of adults and 20% of adolescents are dealing with a mental health condition, and countless others are having problems with work, parenting, relationships, school, or other important life situations. Life makes us all loose in the joints and very shabby.
The good news
You don't have to be what the world wants you to be. You can be Real, because you are anyway. You can live your life according to what is important to you and discover what happens when you try a different way of approaching your problems. You can even have help in dealing with whatever life throws your way.