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Little by little through life, we often change who we are — or how we act — in order to fit within other people’s expectations of who they think we are and how we think they think we should act.
In short, if you choose to act a certain way to please certain people, you do it at the expense of your true self and your true desires.
Yes, social norms exist for a reason. And there is a time and place for everything. And not all content is suitable for all audiences. And first impressions do matter — and so does being likable…
But you do yourself a disservice if you continually edit or censor yourself out of fear of what you think others will think.
I’ve also said this before, not everyone will like you — and that is perfectly ok!
What’s important is that you like you — and enough other people like you enough to show that you’re not a complete assclown.
Because being yourself is important, but so is not being an assclown.
- The problem with the expression “Be yourself”.
- Offsite: Unless you know who you are, you will always be vulnerable to what people say
- Offsite: When your life no longer fits – reinvent!