They say that mushrooms are kept in the dark and are fed bull. And that may be true but when you are in the dark sometimes you grow better.
We are not all the same. Some need sunshine and some moonlight. Some need constant touch while others prefer their space. Some are attention hogs while others strive for obscurity.
In any case, we flourish differently, under the worst and the best of circumstances. Some need the darkness without the sun’s burn, pushing through the earth and burst in color. We grow strong from adversity and soft hearted from loving.
Just because a mushroom is in the dark does not mean it does not have its own beauty. After all Knowledge puffs but mercy and charity overcome all evil.
So, if you need to be a mushroom, so be it. If you need to be a sunflower, so be it. Never become anything other than what you are. You are precious.