If you are honest and true to yourself, instead of what other people expect from you, you will freely express your thoughts, feelings and needs to others, even when they may not like them. You’ll also learn to understand that some people like you and some people don’t, while surrounding yourself with people who respect and support you. It’s also important to be more true to your own values and intuition rather than just accepting those of society or other people.
- A lot of persons struggle with being true to themselves because they sometimes feel off or feel wrong and don’t know what to do about it.
- People have been taught from their young age to fall in line with what society expects of them such as to lower their voices or quit crying.
- Most persons don’t get the opportunity to make their curiosity thrive and grow, rather they are taught the same things as their peers.
“It’s painful and stressful to feel like you’re living a lie. Like you’re hiding how you really feel, saying what you think other people want to hear, and doing things you don’t actually want to do—just because you think you’re supposed to.”