Why it’s so important to be YOUrself

In a world with so many people, so many living beings, so many options and so much choice, where many people are fighting for some success, even for some fame and recognition, where do you stand?

Are you here for fame and fortune? Are you here to help other people? Are you here to follow other people in whatever they say and do? Are you here to follow the latest trend or you here to do your own thing?

If all you want is to have the latest gadgets, the latest fashion accessories, to wear in the same style as certain “celebrities” and famous people, then go ahead and do that. If you want to “love” celebrities and famous people because they look amazing or they look cool no matter what they do, then by all means do that.

But let me ask you something. Where are you in all of this? The REAL YOU? Are you doing this for yourself, to make yourself feel good? Are you doing this just to fit in the “society mould”? Do you do this just so you can be more “likeable” and accepted within your circle of friends, colleagues and family?

Yellow duck in the middle of black and white ducks
Don’t be afraid to stand out in the crowd

Why is it so important for many people to be liked and accepted by “society” then? Well, I don’t think it is important. I just think that many (or most) are just afraid, in many ways, to express their real selves, to be who they really are.

Sure, a lot of people don’t really know who they are or even where they come from, and I get that absolutely, but if you’re not living by being YOU and YOU alone and not living by someone else’s idea of how you should be living and behaving, then… what are you doing???

Do me one favour ok? Stop worrying about what other people think or might think about you. Like, seriously! Ok? If there’s something you have a very strong opinion or view about and you want to express it, then do it! Don’t be afraid of what other people might say, you’re not responsible for how they perceive your views, for how they understand (or not) what you have just said (or did).

Because if you can’t do that, if you can’t live the way you want to live, then you’re really not being you, are you? At least do something that is closer to your goal of being YOU! If you have strong opinions on politics, science, history, entertainment, whatever really, then go ahead and express yourself the best way you can. As long as you stay true to yourself, trust me, you’re going to feel much, much better about yourself and the direction you want to take your life at.

 

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