I was 27, and going through a righteous phase that unfortunately coincided with having a national platform on which to write. The results were not always great. In tweeting mean shit about Slate articles, I was speaking my truth. In my righteous authentic-self phase I came to think of myself as a provocateur, a person with a dark sense of humor whose time could not be wasted discussing trivial topics, who might want to talk about the Holocaust on a first date, or publicly insult their boss especially if he deserved it. This was an uncomfortable thing to think about.
Had I authenticated myself into a corner, one devoid of social acceptance and, perhaps more importantly and embarrassingly, love?
Was I projecting too much self, allowing it to be perceived in horrible ways by everyone around me? Trying to be authentic did not reveal an immutable self so much as produce one — one I no longer cared to be. The first problem with it is that it is an impossible task: a holistic self does not exist; we are made of many selves that are revealed through endless experimentation and self-examination.
Wittgenstein took a more social approach to self-discovery.
But back to me. What happened after , when I decided shift my own discursive currents to try being less myself? Honestly, it was a relief to shrink back from an indignant, internet-centric persona and have the freedom to say nothing all the time. Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that's who you are. Don't try to be someone that society wants you to be; that's stupid. So be yourself. Christina Grimmie.
Funny Yourself You Stupid. Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Jim Morrison. Love Freedom Yourself True Friend. Just enjoy every moment - don't stress.
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I'm super different from a lot of kids my age with style and personality, and I'm OK with it. And if you are OK with it, everyone else will be, too. Leo Howard. Life Personality Age Yourself. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Bindi Irwin. Beautiful Yourself You Need. Top 10 Be Yourself Quotes. View the list. Be yourself and set the trend. Don't follow. Another important step to being ourselves is showing our vulnerability. So we have to be vulnerable from time to time. To start, we could practice being more vulnerable on social media. For example, some people I know posted about having herpes and IBS.
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Great article! You really touched on the strange phenomena of the social media world that we are navigating for the first time in history. Normal social interaction is not supposed to be with hundreds of people at the same time in my opinion. Social media makes me feel like this is somehow wrong.
I try my best not to give into the pressure of participating in it much - I think I was born in the wrong generation! Anonymously posting at the end of insightful articles is much more my pace, haha. Thanks for your encouraging words on being true to yourself :. Tchiki Davis, Ph. These mindful eating tips can help you create a better relationship with food. How spending more time with older family members can boost your well-being. Back Psychology Today. Back Find a Therapist. Back Get Help. Back Magazine. Subscribe Issue Archive.