Thursday, 20 July 2006

Breaking the Cycle: Being Myself

It's the nature of the sun to shine.

It's funny how as babies most of us are adored for who we are. Your parents and family find you delightful. But slowly, bit by bit, your parents chip away at your unique self and try to mould you to become what they want you to be.

Next, education, religion, politics, medicine, science, the law, all aspects of society play their part to get you to become its idea of a perfect citizen. There goes your individuality, your unique sense of self, down the plug hole.

Now that you've conformed to society's standards you're going to ensure everyone in your life conform to your expectations including your partner, your kids, your pets, your employees, your environment...and so the cycle continues. That's life! Everyone dumps on everyone else!

Enough of this bullshit. I can't stop being who I am because you think I should. It's my nature to express myself in a way that feels natural for me. It is my nature to be myself.

Being myself means walking, speaking, dancing, eating, dressing and thinking in a way that is me.

Being myself means writing in my own unique style. While I still use the same words as everyone else, the way I combine them are uniquely me.

Being myself means being free to like what I like. I am free to follow fashion if I feel like it or not as the case may be. I am free to experiment with new things or stick to the same old, same old.

When I'm true to myself everyone is also free to be themselves. And the world is a better place for it.

I am What I am.


Related articles: Self-Acceptance; If You Feel the Urge to Fly, then Fly You Must; My Book of Life; Staying Focused on the Mould