Just some thoughts on being yourself.
It’s messed up how life works, everyone is always trying to fit in and be accepted because naturally we don’t want to be alone. There are people that pride themselves on being alone and spending loads of time by themselves but there’s no way that they can enjoy being alone, loneliness is a killer but that’s probably something I’ll talk about in another blog post. Back to the point of fitting in, it’s something that we teach ourselves to do, school is a good example of this, in a social group at school an individual can tend to conform to the interests of the group out of the fear of ridicule (or something else that is irrelevant in the bigger picture). From the early stages of life people should be taught to be themselves and admit their interests.
(In my opinion) there’s no such thing as what’s cool and what’s uncool. Some people feel that playing games or reading books are what losers do, whilst cool people are those that play sports and spend time outside. The truth is that people aren’t obliged to fit in with what society expects of them, they should adapt when necessary but in the end everyone must do what they feel comfortable with and what makes them happy (as long as it’s not killing, raping or something like that). Not everybody is the same and that’s just how it is, always has been and always will be which is why people must stay true to themselves.
There are a lot of people who feel that they must fit in with other people, or they feel that they must alter themselves to match what is expected of them by the world and so they change themselves (I have a description for these people but I don’t know how to write it without sounding like a dick). You can tell that these kind of people aren’t themselves as their personality isn’t consistent (if that makes sense); forcing a personality is one of the worst things that a person could do to themselves as they deny who they are, it makes them unlikeable as they tend to overdo things in terms of their attitude and most obviously it shows that they’re uncomfortable with themselves when they have no reason to be.
At the end of the day everybody owes it to themselves to be just that.