How do you define yourself? When some-one asks you about yourself, what is the first thought that comes to your mind?
Do you answer with information about your job? Is it what is most important to you?
Do you talk about where you are from? We do live in a beautiful area.
Do you tell them where you grew up? That is always a nice story.
Or do you describe the things you love? I am a nature-loving, God-loving fellow who really loves his dog and going fishing.
We are all different and we all perceive ourselves differently. We also try to portray ourselves in the mold that we think is socially acceptable.
I had a gentleman tell me he hates that he got married and it has really changed his life. An hour later he was posting on Facebook a happy anniversary message, say-ing that it was the best thing he ever did. It is hard for me to understand that.
We have a lot of social standards that just do not feel right but many of us strive to be accepted so we will just go ahead and do what is expected of us. Just be who you are and be proud of it. Do what makes you happy, not what it takes to please the crowd around you.
Learn who you are and who you want to be and bring them together. Be honest with yourself and honest with those around you. You will gain a lot of respect just by being a unique you.