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A quote on Facebook read:

Be yourself.  An original is always worth more than a copy.

At first glance, I thought – nice advice.  Second glance prompted two questions.

  1. What does it mean to “be yourself”?
  2. How many of us would recognize our true self if we came face to face with it?

A friend recently said:

This is who I am.  Deal with it.

My question…why should I have to?

Or…why would I want to?

Quotes encouraging us to “be yourself” abound.  A quick online search reveals site after site dedicated to collecting quotes about being yourself.

To save you the trouble of googling, I’ve selected a few.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always be a first rate version of yourself…

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