To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This quote made me think about being ourselves. Is it easy to be ourselves in all circumstances? I don't think so.
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Let me tell you my experience..
I don't like hypocrites. From childhood, I always respected honesty and genuineness. I don't usually lie or exaggerate when i talk to people, even to strangers. of course, I shouldn't expect the same with others. But, a few people become an expert in hypocrisy. They show too much affection and sugar coat words when they talk even though they don't mean a single word.
There is a problem when we deal with these people. Can we be ourselves before them and show honesty when we already know about their behaviour ? we change. We will be more cautious not to get cheated and the friendship becomes meaningless.
Our attitude depends on the other people's. We have to change sometimes for good if we don't want others to take advantage of us.
I was sensitive and soft-spoken for a long time till my graduation. Later, I realised that this behaviour may not work in all situations. I changed myself to be hard and harsh when dealing with tough people.
Do you also believe this quote is true and that it's tough to be ourselves in this world? Obviously, being ourselves will be a great achievement.
Please do share your opinion in comments.
Until next time,
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