Be Who You Are
What will people say? This question has hindered happiness for most of us. Everyone is cautious about how they behave for fear of being criticised. In this fast-paced environment, everything can be seen in different social media platforms, where bullying, mocking, and bashing are rampant; we pretend to be someone acceptable in the society and online world. Even in the community where we live, they expected us to behave according to their standards, and if we fail, we say hello to criticisms. Having through this kind of experience, we aim to be perfect in the sight of others. What if we still receive negative feedback no matter how hard we try to be the best person? Eventually, it will lead to unhappiness.
We were born differently from another. We can’t impose what is best for us to someone who has a different type of personality. In the same manner, the standard of others might be dissimilar to us. It is the reason why every human being is unique. We have different attitudes, behaviours, likes, and dislikes. The environment can influence as to who we are as a person. It has a greater impact on how we behave and act. But it doesn’t mean that we should lose our true self along the way. We should always remember our authenticity. It is the only way to prevent depression when criticised.
We can make mistakes. We falter. And sometimes, we choose the wrong decisions in life. Along with these, we can hear opinions and comments that make us feel inadequate without them knowing how we think and what we want. Those opinionated persons do the same as well but differently. Don’t feel bad about yourself. Be who you are. Be the person who you want to be. Do what your heart desires as long as it is not bad. And you will be happy, satisfied, and at peace.