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Annie-Gracie Writes: Being Yourself


What’s your exclusive name? Kelly asked me as he stared through the pinna of my eyes. I was feeling bashful on how reply him. Kelly has been the star of almost every girl in Mystic College. He rarely talked to a lady on campus due to the sense of humour had. He was very decent,discipline and attractive. However, I was surprised at such an opportunity he had to request for my name.

….In my mood of silence he then held my hand while seated next to him at library. I felt my veins and arteries moving out of my body as the heat was very unconscious. I couldn’t hold it anymore and finally disclosed my name. I’m Dersery. He then winked at me and before then we were almost true to knowing each other. Although I told him several aspects of my me ,I ignored some after I realized he was from a well affluent home.

I thought it wise that if I did tell him,it may put our friendship to a holt. I told him my parents lived on the outskirts of the country while that was a lie. Although I felt guilty I realized I had to say something. We chatted for a while and left later when it was getting late. His dad came to pick him up and he requested I joined but I objected to that.

After they left I realized I wasn’t helping myself or anyone either. I was pretending to be who I wasn’t. It wasn’t going to be as worth if I keep this white lie I said to myself severally. I began to feel ashamed of how to face him the next day and voice out the truth. I felt very bad for doing .

It’s easy to follow the herd and give in to peer pressure and demand for conformity. It is a lot more difficult to strike our on your own and truly be yourself.But being true to yourself is perhaps the greatest gift you can give to the world.

“5 ways of being yourself”

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
– Shannon L. Alder

“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.”
– Carl Rogers

“Being yourself means shedding all the layers of looking good, wanting to be liked, being scared to stand out and trying to be who you think people want you to be. Being yourself means being naked, raw and vulnerable.”
– Jeff Moore

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”
– Marcus Garvey

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

Bruce Lee
Actor & Martial Artist

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor

But like all good things, we must put in the effort to know ourselves better and accept ourselves for who we are. It can sometimes be difficult to even know who “you are” if you have been putting up a false front for long enough.

Learn to be who you are no matter how thriving it would be


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