Keraron Posted April 25, 2010 Share Posted April 25, 2010 I think I am slowly starting to understand what exactly it means to be ourselves: It is whatever we want to do or believe in regardless of how someone (society, parents, loved ones, friends, etc.) respects us, admires us or praises us for it. I used to think that it merely meant not feeling bad if someone didn't accept us, but I was tempted to feel that if someone respected me or approved of what I did, that was my true self. I used to make my Self a function of others' feedback. If many people agreed with what I said, then I felt encouraged to think that it was the right thing to do! How wrong I was. I am now starting a journey in which I feel I am truly finding what I want to do and believe regardless of others' opinions, negative or positive. We must be ready to become outcasts for whatever we think or do. Link to comment
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