As Oscar Wilde so succinctly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Society has this need to shape and mold us, to make us “be acceptable”. Perhaps this has never been more strongly true then it is right now.
Becoming our most authentic selves, learning to be true to ourselves, is sometimes a lifetime journey. But it does not have to be! We are not born with the masks that society encourages or demands that we wear. We acquire them to “get along” and to “fit in”.
Look to nature as an example. There are no games; nature is authentic. No giraffe is wasting his life hating his “too long” neck and trying to be the best zebra ever.
© Susan L Hart 2020 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesu Kalz, Pexels