"The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else." --Unknown
I'm sure you've had someone tell you sometime in your life to just be yourself. I dont want to sound cliche or anything, but I've recently found out how important being yourself is and I would love to share my knowledge with anyone who is reading this. The modern world is about making everyone "normal." But what really is "normal?" Does anyone even know? No. We don't. Some people think that if you're not like everyone else, then that makes you a freak. Does it? Of corse not! It's indeed one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
"Be whoever you want to be. People are going to judge you no matter what you do." --Unknown
Have you ever noticed that when you try to be like someone else because they are "popular" or "cool" or what not? How did that work for you? Not very well I presume. From personal experience, I know that people tend to like you less when you try to act like someone else other then yourself. Let's face it, people are going to judge you no matter what. since you are getting judged either way, why not be yourself? It's so much easier and, not to mention, fun. When you are trying so hard to be something your not, you end up focusing all of your energy into that instead of living your life to the fullest and having fun. What's the point of living if you cant have fun doing it? It doesn't matter what other people think of you. The only thing that matters is what you think of yourself because if you aren't in love with yourself, then you can never learn to love anyone else and life without love is no life at all. As I quoted the first time, its really hard to be yourself in a world that is trying to turn you into someone else, but chalenges are always fun. Why not give it a try?