Be who you are.

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is You-er than You.”

– Dr. Seuss

 

Many people are not comfortable with who they are. A barrage of advertisements and marketing schemes scream at the public, directing them to be this or that, wear this or that, eat this or that, use this or that, go here or there for this, that, or the other, and so on and so on! This mindless yammer of consumerism has created crowds of people with self-confidence issues; and, who are searching for their individuality, seeking their purpose, and/or are taking medication. Madison Avenue executives have the general population brainwashed that if they do not use, consume, wear, etc. what they are selling then they are not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or successful enough! How do we break free from this nonsense? We need to embrace who we are.

How? Great question. How, indeed? Let us start with this single question: What brings joy to your life? You may need to go back to a joyful childhood memory. Was it an experience that made you feel great? Did the joy evolve from the inside of you or did the joy result from an external source? Consider all those times you felt great about yourself, like when you were first able to whistle or climb a tree.

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are.”

– Saint Francis De Sales

Also, love and embrace all those things you cannot change, like your height, your body frame, your complexion, and your eye color. Those are the parts that make you who you are! Do and be what feels right. Why squeeze into a “mold” that does not fit? For example, if long hair is how all the so-called “pretty” women are wearing their hair; and, you look and feel fabulous in short hair, why change? If tight pants with horizontal stripes are the latest rage; but, you look and feel better regular cut blue jeans, then wear what feels best. You do NOT need to conform. We must be who we are, nothing more and nothing less! Do not let people steer you into what you are not! (Maybe you were meant to be the trend-setter.)

All rights reserved. ©2016 by A.K. Orobko

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