Be Yourself, Never allow the opinions of others change who you really are. Each one of us are unique individuals and each of us have our own special way of interacting with life. Our uniqueness is what makes us human beings a creative species. Who you are is who you were meant to be, no matter what the society, government or religious institutions believe. We have flaws and we have blessings, that is what being human is all about.
Why try and change yourself to fit in what they call the social norm when who and what you are is far more special and unique than to be a uniform drone of society. Too many times I watched the bullies of the so called in crowed push down the unique and good people who where not social conformers. Too many times I watched some of the nicest people I’ve known be bullied until they repressed their true selves or felt they were inadequate and useless.
Some of them survived and thrived as time went on others had their futures squashed by low self esteem and poor self image created by society. If society does not like who I am it can go on without me, I will not try and conform to what their ideal person is supposed to be. In history if you look close it was the ones who were outside societies norm that made the great inventions and discoveries. They chose to walk their own path and discarded any social pressure to conform. This made them free to reach their full potential and bring some of the greatest world changing discoveries and inventions.
Peace to all and to all a Merry Christmas
- Meaning of Values and Norms in The Community (socyberty.com)
- a journey to self acceptance (parwatisingari.wordpress.com)
- Do Bullies Really Have Low Self-esteem? (psychologytoday.com)
- Situational Pressures in Abu Ghraib (socyberty.com)
- Teens Take on Bullying (tricitypsychology.com)
- Kristen Houghton: The Sadness of Conformity (huffingtonpost.com)