I am beginning to learn that I would rather be myself than be a people pleaser (although don’t get me wrong, I also like to see my family and friends happy with something I’ve gone out of my way to do for them). Being yourself is something integral to finding your way in the world, because once you can be yourself you can also head in the direction that you want to go in. The specific time it can be hard to be yourself is said to be teenage years. Wrong. I think it can be hard to be yourself throughout your life- but every time life throws something at you that makes it hard to be yourself, that’s also an opportunity to find out what exactly who you are.
The whole world may not “adjust” per say. What adjusts is your own little world. People will always be dicks. But as you go through life, if you are yourself, the people surrounding you change. You meet people with similar interests, with temperaments that you like, who make you laugh, who make you happy, and who you enjoy spending time with.
So, my challenge to you this week is to think about what makes you you. The things you want to celebrate about yourself. And whatever that is (provided you aren’t a completely horrible person, and also take into account that other people have a right to be themselves too) the world will just have to get used to it.