Day: 9 August, 2016

Real Is Rare & A Link-Up | Sheela Writes

Real Is Rare & A Link-Up

Be yourself. How vague is that.   Be yourself – quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice.  Be yourself.  What does it even mean, to be yourself?  And is it really as easy as it sounds?  Oscar Wilde once said with his usual wit, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”. As humorous as this might seem, it’s a basic summation of the truth.  I mean, how could you possibly be yourself if (1) you don’t know who you are; and (2) you don’t accept yourself the way you are.  Agreed? Find yourself and define yourself on your terms. Let me (attempt to) do that.  Here and now. The first thing that comes to mind is I need to decipher what it is that I value.  Since that will help me piece together which attributes make me, me.  I suppose one way is to review choices I’ve made, and roads I’ve travelled.  The things I would do in a heartbeat, and things that I wouldn’t.  All of which have, …