My thoughts on how to become an individual.

Think about it, why wouldn’t you want to be yourself? Intuitively, it seems simple – natural even. Who else are you supposed to be if not yourself? In reality, people stray away from whom they truly are just to fit in and feel accepted by others to satisfy our need for approval.

Because we desire acceptance and hold onto the need to belong, we adjust our behavior and mentally say to ourselves, “Note to self: You’re an idiot; don’t do that again.” But that’s the wrong way to go about living life.

Fronting who you are won’t get you further than being yourself and continuously living at the mercy of the approval of others, and doing so hinders your ability to reach your full potential. – Source