Be proud of who you are...
Society is constantly trying to change who you are. They don't want your opinion, they don't want you to think for yourself, they want you to be 'one of the blind sheeps'. They want you to say things they want to hear, and you know what, I'm gonna be the first who's gonna say NO! I am born as an individual, I fought to be born, to MEAN something in this life, to someone. So guess what, I'm gonna work hard, to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life! Be proud of yourself in every little detail you do, because at the end, only you will appreciate it. Much love
So, like the proverbial sheep. I feel like one a lot of times. And when I try to get away I feel like I committed some kind of crime.
This is certainly a valuable message but one which I feel is over saturating our media nowadays. All these people trying to "be themselves" and "do their own thing" actually just using it as an excuse to be ignorant, rude,stubborn, and unchanging. "that's just who I am, you gotta accept me for who I am" they say, after saying something hurtful, or just plain ignorant...
especially if you're young, you gotta absorb EVERYTHING and LEARN, you can't be yourself if you don't even know who you are or who you could possibly be yet!
Yeah be yourself but open your eyes and learn from others too. We are put in this life knowing nothing, knowing not who we even are.
Every person in your life (elders definitely included) is there to help you grow and CHANGE... don't be afraid to change! You find your truer and better self every step of the way.