I know it sounds very easy, and it sounds mundane that we should all stay true to ourselves, but some people don't. Some people get pressured into doing things that they would never want to do. Some people want to be popular, so they do things that are not in their actual character. Some people will just go with the flow of life, and will not stand up for anything in their lives, and become an individual.
That is what we need to fight as individuals, is the will to not want to be ourselves, and the feeling that we must give up who we really are inside to please people. We need to not worry about what others will think about who we are and what choices we make, and just live our lives the way we want to.
It doesn't matter if you are doing it in a conversation with one person in a hallway at school, or a thousand people in a speech at some event, if you do not speak from the heart, and speak the way you want to, then you are lying to all of the people around you, but most of all, you are lying to yourself and that is not good at all.
So again the basis of this is to just stay true to yourself and what you believe in, and who cares what people think of you. Like take college again as an example. You are never going to see these people again. Are you really going to change who you are inside for one person in one of your classes, like a lot of people today actually do.
A lot of people will say something out loud in class that they believe in, get criticism from one or two people, and then completely change their views. Why?! If what you said is what you honestly, truly believe in, then own up to it, be proud of it and to put your name to it, and keep going on about your day.
Like I seriously believe that college is full of wussies. Full of people that will say one thing, and because one person, in one class, in a college with like 18,000 people in it, didn't like what you said you, you will change your views, and also on the flip side, because one person, in one class, in a college with like 18,000 people in it, said one thing that you didn't like, are you going to seriously let that derail you. This all ties into the main idea of today's blog!
So in closing, don't let other people dictate what you follow, who you follow, and why you follow it. Just live your life, proudly, and just stay true to yourself!
Down below, for the second time ever, I am going to link a song that has to somewhat deal with the topic of today's Wisdom Wednesday. It is a song, from my all-time favorite play, 'Something Rotten', and that song is "To Thine Own Self ". (And yes, that is where I got the inspiration to write today's blog from.)
Have you ever experienced a time where you didn't stay true to yourself? Would you go back in time and change it? Would you leave it the same?
Quotes of the Day: "Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear, old friends." - H. Jackson Browne, Jr.
"Some people are so afraid to die, that they actually never begin to live" - Henry Van Dyke
"Love takes up, where knowledge has left off" - St. Thomas Aquinas