" A friend is someone who knows you and loves you just the same"
A familiar quote isn't it? We are all humans and we all have defects. It is these defects that make us unique. There's only one YOU in this world and not anyone else can be YOU.
Sometimes our defects hurts others. And we constantly strive to be better, to change our ways, to learn to adapt and to learn to accomodate others. But in this process, no matter how hard we try, we won't be able to please everyone.Hence, we should learn to be ourselves. No doubt, this is easier said that done.
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
It is not easy to just be ourselves. Afterall, how do we define being ourselves? Ever since we were young, our upbringing were influenced by our family, friends and surroundings.
But perhaps, being ourselves is just as simple as making up our own mind and do what we really want and not what others want us to do.
In making a decision of what we want to have for our meals, what we wanna do for our free time, who do we plan to mix with etc. All these small litle acts actually means a lot. They can be the stepping stone for each and every one of us to be who we are. =)
Perhaps it is the feeling of insecurity that lead us to follow our surroundings. But look on the bright side, you're not the only one feeling insecure.
"Like the sky opens after a rainy day we must open to ourselves.... Learn to love yourself for who you are and open so the world can see you shine."
When you shine is when you are truly being yourself. Of course, when one shine, there will be other who dislike the limelight you're shinning in. Should we care?
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
There are others who are true to you, who will support you and walk with you. Rare they are, but existing they do.
"I hope we'll be friends forever, together we'll always be. I don't think you understand just how much you mean to me. And one day when we part our ways, we'll think back to the past and think about how happy we are 'cause our friendship will always last."=)