What makes your favorite song one that you go back to listen to time and time again?
What makes the world’s most valuable art so beautiful?
It’s because they are different. Your favorite song doesn’t sound like all the other music out there. The most fascinating works of art are beautiful because they’re unique.
So why do we spend so much time and energy trying to look and act like everyone else?
Why are we so afraid to be ourselves?
Is it because we’re worried someone won’t like us? Do you realize that even if you work hard enough and end up like everyone else there’s going to be those out there that don’t like that version of you?
There is nothing wrong with the original you. As a matter of fact, you are wonderfully made.
How much more effort is it to live a façade?
Would you want someone to care about you based on a lie?
Everyone has idiosyncrasies. Why do yours have to be bad? Don’t you appreciate the things in your friends that make them different from people that are not your friends?
Why can’t we appreciate the things about us that make us special and unique?
I’ve gotten to the point in my life that if someone were to call be normal I’d be offended!
We need to learn that you may not look or act like everyone else but that’s what makes you special and unique. Embrace that, emphasize that!! Turn what YOU think is a flaw into an asset and watch how the world responds.
How can you expect others to like you when you don’t even like yourself?
I always talk about being kind to one another but it only works when you are first kind to yourself. Treat yourself like you would your best friend. After all, you’re the one you’ll live with your entire life.