Being yourself isn't something anyone would typically think about. Because you are yourself, you just are. But at times, you can change your manners or persona to suit the people you are around; and that's not you.
I wanted to talk about the importance of being unapologetically you, and doing the things that you want to do without feeling embarrassed or letting anyone make fun of the things you're interested in.
Everyone is different. Everyone has different interests, and likes, dislikes, different events they like to go to, different personalities. And that's what makes the world such a wonderfully diverse place.
At times we've all felt embarrassed for liking something that isn't seen as 'cool' or our friends think is silly. And it feels pretty shitty. And at the end of the day, they probably aren't the kind of people you want to be around. The thing to remember: they're the one in the wrong for mocking you. You are doing nothing wrong by enjoying a certain sport, or liking a certain band. They're the one in the wrong for not supporting you in something that you care about.
It's so important to me to show an interest in the things my friends are interested in, and the things they want to talk about. I may have no personal interest in the subject matter myself, but I want them to find it exciting still, and part of that is me encouraging them to do whatever it is or listen to the music, and for them to know that they can feel perfectly comfortable talking to me about it.
Equally, there is nothing wrong with having big goals and having a plan on how to achieve them. I think it's inspiring. So if anyone ever tells you that you're trying too hard, or you're no fun to be around, then don't listen to a word they say. If you're working your hardest, for something you really want, are you going to let the foolish words of others determine how close you get to achieving your dreams?
Encourage each other to be passionate. Encourage each other to be the best they can be. Encourage each other to be happy.
Until next time.