You can’t help other people being who they are, despite all promises, despite all dramatic declarations.

You can’t help being yourself, despite all good resolutions, despite all bad experiences.

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The thing to remember is that it isΒ wrong to make a person become who he or she is not. But it is far worse to become someone you are not, as a result of other people being who they are. Especially when being that way only hurts you.

You stand for yourself, always and alone. No one else ever will. And remember,

This above all, to thine own self be true.

Even that’s comparatively easy. It’s understanding who you really are that is the challenge.

7 thoughts on “Individuality”
  1. Well…. though I agree with the point you’re trying to make, I think it’s important to keep striving to become a “better” person (whatever that may mean to an individual), to keep working the resolutions, to keep learning from the bad experiences.

    That probably will change you a little (or in some cases a lot) and then that’s who you’ve become. Which, I think, is a good thing.

    That all being said, “This above all, to thine own self be true” with you completely there!

  2. Trying to be someone else is such a waste of the person you are…

    β€œBe yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ~Oscar Wilde

    teehee.. corny, i know.. but appropriate!

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