Another Thought on Being Yourself


Being yourself is a challenge in a world where everyone wants to be like everyone else.

We are all created differently and to me there should be power and comfort in that. With that said people fundamentally want to be wanted and the unfortunate thing is that those who choose to be themselves in a group risk rejection.

The older you get the easier it can be in some ways, however you still have to go with the flow in some situations as it relates to work and that sort of thing. One thing I have learned is that everyone has value and a purpose in this life. Be the person you are designed to be because the world needs you to do that. I can think of a kid who is growing up who feels alone because he wants to go his own way. That is the kid who needs support and affirmation that he is awesome. So, your challenge is to be yourself and to help others do the same.


A word of encouragement


If you are going to be yourself, go all-in. Don’t go half way on this. Be the best you can be. You owe it to the world to be an original, not a copy of someone else.

(PS: if you happen to be an axe murderer or something similar please find help and don’t go all-in, just saying.)

Being Yourself, Another Look At That


Being yourself is a challenge. I think the idea of individuality is a great one, the world needs people of all stripes to make it go around. How can we be ourselves without paying some sort of price, that is a difficult proposal. There are places where you have to tow-the-line and emulate how others behave such as work and some organizations one belongs to. However there are places where you can let your freak and geek flags fly.

It is sad that some folks have a problem with unconventional people. What those misfit folks bring the world is a spirit that embraces original thoughts and ideas. They are people who have hearts and minds that can make our world a better place. I believe that God has created us in His own image and that image can be varied and diverse where no two people are the same or think alike and that is a good thing.

Go Your Own Way


Being yourself can be a challenge and having different views than many of your friends can be hard. When you “go your own way” as Fleetwood Mac once sang there can be times when you feel alone but then there comes people who are like minded and have the same thoughts you do. I am a “blue dot” in a “red state” and a moderate/left leaning Christian too so that is kind of weird in the “Bible Belt” too. For me going with the crowd has not been my style but you know that leaves one out in the cold sometimes. I cherish all those who are like me and I offer my friendship to those who are different. I take my queues from Jesus who used misfits and common folks of society to do amazing things in the world.