It’s important to not lose sight of who you are or what you stand for. Often it’s very easy to be swept away by what society or those around you expect. For most of my life, I am pained greatly when people don’t like who I am but the fact is that I haven’t ever been someone who I am not. There are many times I wish I could pretend to be someone that I feel others would like more, but no matter how hard I try the real part of me always seeps through. I’m not saying the real me is a horrible person. But what I am saying is that even though it’s difficult at times to accept who I am, I need to apply the same acceptance that I use for others to myself. I accept the uniquity of others because the world would not be the same without them. So on the same aspect, the weird quirky parts of you make the world special. If everyone was the same courteous lovable person, then I truly believe that the world would not be as amazing as it is today.
There are lines to be drawn from what is okay and what is not. It is correct to treat everyone with basic respect but if you’re exhausted of keeping emotions inside yourself, it’s unhealthy. I’ve lived the past seventeen years keeping things within. And when I do snap (not very often) it’s extremely physically and emotionally draining.
So please be you and keep believing in whatever you believe in and stand up for, because I accept you. 🙂