Being yourself is really the best thing to be! I mean, really, who else would you want to be? I think too often we strive to keep up with others and end up sacrificing part of ourselves in the process. I know in the blogging world, we often compare ourselves to more successful bloggers and think of what we need to change to become more like them. That’s a horrible way to think! We’re each unique. There are millions of us on the internet, and yet we each have something completely original to bring to the world. I think we all need a little reminder to be more true to ourselves and stop looking for ways to be more like someone else.
Check out these beautiful quotes about being yourself
I love this one by Mark Twain! As NOFX says, “majority rule don’t work in mental institutions,” and I think society is probably the biggest mental institution of all! Face it, we’re all a little crazy. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t survive in this world. So when you start thinking like everyone else does, it’s definitely time to stop and think for a moment.
Good old Dr. Seuss always had it right! I swear, I’ve learned more philosophical lessons reading his books than I ever did from reading Aristotle, Nietzsche or any of the “big thinkers.”
I was never a big Emerson fan, but I do admire the man’s individuality. It seems like someone is always trying to turn us into something we’re not. I know I’ll never be the super-assertive type that some people in my life think I should be and I’m just fine with that. Sometimes I wish they would be too!
It’s not enough to just be yourself in private. You need to be yourself in front of the rest of the world. Let them know what you think, even if it goes against the grain.
Like I said before, we’re all a little mad. Madness has created some of the most beautiful pieces of art and most astonishing inventions, though. I’m sure everyone thought Franklin was mad when he was standing outside in a storm with a kite trying to get electrocuted, but imagine where we would be if he didn’t!
This one goes along with Ginsberg’s quote. I couldn’t agree more with Monroe. I’d rather be deemed mad and imperfect than boring!