“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” – Raymond Hull
When I first saw this question I spent a few moments thinking of who I actually compare myself to. It was very difficult because I don’t really compare myself to anyone. Not because I don’t want to grow and aspire to the positive traits of others, but rather I like who I am quite a bit and can’t see me being anyone else. Read more...(689 words, 6 images, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)
Different- not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.
One of the most difficult things to be in life is different. But it is in our differences that our true strength lies. We live in a society that bombards us with messages of conformity. In what we wear, what we eat, what we buy in all things, the message we get is to fit in, be a part of the system, don’t stand out! Although there is a safety in following along, there is a joy that being different brings. Never be afraid to be different from everyone else, that is where your gold is hidden. Be conscious today of your unique thoughts, and actions in thought, word, and action. Look at the messages you are inundated with telling you to conform to the group. Read more...(819 words, 5 images, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)
All people have a greatness within them. Don’t believe me? Well, then I challenge you to do the following 5 things and see what you can learn about yourself.
With the powerful messages from the media we get inundated with each day, of perfect looking people always happy, it sends the message that unless you look like them you won’t really be happy.
This is ridiculous because every person has weaknesses, shortcomings, unique likes and thoughts, the ideal of perfection unattainable. The media tells you what you should think is attractive, what beauty you should aspire to reach. No person on the face of the Earth can live up to that expectation of perfection. Read more...(1403 words, 10 images, estimated 5:37 mins reading time)