I’m probably not the only one telling you to just ‘be yourself, that’s all that matters’. Coz that’s what we all say, when we wanna meet new friends, want a guy or girl to like us or get a job. Just be yourself, coz lying about who you are won’t get you anywhere. If only it were that easy…
I think anyone can relate to the feeling of wanting to be like that person over there, because everyone loves them. Or they are better than you. There’s tons of reasons why to not be yourself sometimes. Only problem is…when we do that, we fool ourselves into thinking we aren’t good enough. We start thinking that unless we’re someone who hates to study or likes this TV show when we actually don’t, we won’t get any friends. This happens in school all the time, for example.
However, eventually you’ll get to that point where you ask yourself ‘who am I?’ and you have no idea what the answer is. You’ve been trying to be someone else all this time just to please others while forgetting who you actually are.
Every single one of us is unique and different. We shouldn’t have to pretend we’re someone we don’t even wanna be just to make others happy – or in fact, to make ourselves happy. I think we often don’t realise that being ourself is the key to meeting exactly those people that bring us good, that like us for who we are. We don’t have to get along with EVERYONE. And just coz we’re not friends with that super popular girl or our boyfriend isn’t the hottest guy in the room, doesn’t mean we can’t be loved or be happy.
You can only ever be yourself. And you can be happy by doing so. Stay true to yourself and many others will appreciate this. You can’t be anyone else, because they are already taken ;)