Being Yourself

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Often, we are told to change who we are but we should not do that willy-nilly. We should be ourselves. We should only change ourselves if we want to change. Normally I speak about political issues but today is a different day. The world is a different world. Children are being brought up in societies where being different is more becoming the norm yet we still have a lot more of the same.

Be like us! The world says be like us. Do what we do. Join this or that profession. This or that other career path is not a ‘real’ profession. There are times, of course, in life when we must follow the rules and conform to certain standards but that does not mean you should lose who you are. 

The message I am leaving here is not one of be different or stand out from the crowd. I am saying do what you want to do. Be who you are. Even if you do not know yourself at all get on the road and be the best you can be in the moment until you find a better you. We are always finding our better selves. Our best selves are out there . Better said, our best selves are inside of us.

We are constantly honing our personalities by our choices. I think it would be better (this is just a thought so do what you want in the end) if we make choices in our best interest instead of adhering to choices made for us. Of course we do not always know what is best for us. That is why sometimes we must choose to listen to the advice and sometimes the commands of others. Thing is that choice is still your choice to make and no one else’s . 

This life is a curious life. It is a life like the game of cricket; full of glorious uncertainties. If life were straight-forward all of the time it would surely be too dull for many of us. There would be some of us who would love it that way. They have their slice of life on earth too where some things are as straight as they can be. For the rest of humanity, wherever you are, actually for all of humanity just enjoy whatever it is you are doing, be yourself and do you to the best of your ability.

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