I’ve always been my own unique person. It didn’t feel right to change who I was to please others. The only way for me was to be authentic. One thing I learned because of this, is that being ourselves makes us exile ourselves from many other people. Many do not feel comfortable with people who are different who walk to their own beat. I also learned that you will make better friendships, because people will feel more at ease to be themselves around you.
It’s also important to remember that doing what others want us to exile us from ourselves and that’s a bigger tragedy.
“If I wear a mask, I can fool the world, but I cannot fool myself.” – Mulan
Our secret desire to be loved by everyone is not beautiful.We shouldn’t be looking for love in others, but learning to love who we are. The love we need comes from the inside.