Be Yourself

Tasha B and Jess B“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

People aren’t always who they appear to be. In fact, many people have other sides of themselves that they keep hidden deep down. As the human mind and body continue to grow, we have to figure out who we are, who we were, and who we want to be. These realizations are what all teenagers and adults have to face and decipher. Trying to figure out who you are, and what your dreams in life are, is difficult for a lot of people. I’m struggling with that problem myself. There are many restrictions and limitations in this world that make it harder to find ourselves and harder to act as we wish. Weather it be; judgment from others, laws and rules, or just self confusion and doubt.

In my eyes, people aren’t meant to be clones, and it is perfectly fine to be different from the majority. People are afraid to be themselves due to self doubt, judgement and even worse, fear. We shouldn’t have to live in a world where people are afraid to different. Humans should be allowed to be whoever they want to be regardless of other’s opinions. Weather you are black, white, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, male, female, etc.. we all bleed the same; red. People shouldn’t have to be ashamed of who they are, what they wear, or what they enjoy.

As long as your actions do not hurt others, you should be allowed to do anything that makes you happy within moral and realistic means. People should be who they truly are, if that means dressing like a cowboy one day and dressing like a rockstar the next, that’s fine. Go eat Oreos on your roof, in a onesie, on a summer night. Play your ukulele in the streets and halls for everyone to hear. Play your Nintendo DS Pokemon game in your athletic gym class.  Be the try-hard, or the slacker. Be the one who makes a fool of themselves in front of the crowd. Be who the hell you are because we are literally walking sacks of meat and blood trying to have a good time.

Be proud of what you like, own it, and don’t let the judgment of others keep you from your happiness. Life is miserable when you try to fit in just to please others. It’s time that we get sick of living in fear, and show our true selves because we are all beautiful in our own unique way. Don’t judge so much, Live for yourself, and be yourself, because only you will be in that grave at the end of the day.