On being oneself

Thought of the day: There is only one you, and just be you.

Do you ever want to be someone else in your life? I think every one of us did.

Does the reason for not being yourself is there is someone special in your life? I think so too.

Whether your answers are both yes or both no, or maybe you don’t want to answer it, or you don’t want to admit it :p, I hope you are being yourself now.

There is a song titled “Stay the Same” by Joey Mcintyre in early 2000. It was a popular song during my teenage time. We sang the song for graduates in my university too at that time (I was part of the choir team) and I found that the song is inspiring. Here is my favorite part of the song, the chorus:

Don’t you ever wish you were someone else,
You were meant to be the way you are exactly.
Don’t you ever say you don’t like the way you are.

When you learn to love yourself, you’re better off by far.
And I hope you always stay the same, cuz there’s nothin’ ’bout you I would change.

Before I left Melbourne after finished my study, my best friend wrote this for me.

Sometimes when we know someone new, especially you have some feelings for them. You may do silly things unconsciously, maybe to attract their attention, or it’s just happened when you’re excited. But we need to realise that when you’re not yourself in front of them, they can sense it and somehow it will build a wall between you.

So, I think being oneself is important.

People like you because you are being you. With all your silliness, your laugh, your warmth, it’s all yours. Though that it may be hard to take, when you want to them badly and the relationship is not getting anywhere, when you are just yourself.

But, if you really care about them, you should be able to see the big picture that sometimes keeping them with you may not make them happy. Do you want to make them unhappy?

To conclude, we should be honest with ourselves, be ourselves more.

PS: The newest episode of Glee inspires me to write about this. Thanks to Glee 2nd season episode 2.