If you were to ask people who they really were, nine times out of ten they would open their hands expressively and say ” Your looking at it! This is me, what you see is what you get”. I believe that this is said in all honesty. But is it really true!
Who we are, the image we present to the world, is often a composite of learned behaviour and habits picked up from other people. We live in a culture where there is a lot of pressure to conform with the majority. Even those people who like to be a little bit different, will still do so within a group of like-minded people. What we wear, the music we like, our political opinions are all influenced to a large degree by our parents and peer pressure. Wanting to fit in. To be admired, respected and thought well of by our own particular circle of friends.
Do you always say what you mean? Are you able to give an honest opinion without thinking first about how it might be received by other people? Do you actually know what it is that you believe that you haven’t learned second hand from someone else? These are all questions that you should ask yourself, if you want to determine to what degree you are being your true self.
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