But, Will They Like Me?
Don’t change who you are just so other people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. You probably hear tons of cute little sayings on being yourself like “Keep it real”, “Be yourself” and “Just do you.” Yet, everyone says it, but not too many people really live their lives being themselves. Maybe it is because you are worried about not fitting in or offending someone with your beliefs.
When you are yourself, you don’t worry about trying to impress others in order for them to like you. You don’t compromise your beliefs and those things that bring you joy and fulfillment just to appease others. You don’t worry about trying to fit in, because truth of the matter is people either like you or they don’t (now that’s keeping it real). You know that old adage “You can’t please everyone” it’s true, you can’t nor should you lose or change yourself trying to. Trying to be popular or liked by those who consider themselves to be popular is such a waste of time and nothing more than you humiliating yourself. We all know friendships based on popularity are very similar to fashion, “One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.”
Also, promise me that you’ll never become a butt kisser that is like the lowest form of a human being in my eyes. There are a lot of butt kissers out there and I thank GOD I am not one of them. I really don’t get the appeal. It’s so pitiful looking in my opinion. I have more respect for a panhandler than I do a butt kisser. The reason why, is at least a pan handler is being his true self; what you see is what you get. The butt kisser is just a go along, a user, a pretender. They pretend to go along with whoever butt they are kissing just to get what they want or where they want to go. Half of the butt kissers of the world don’t even like the person butt they are kissing. How sad is that?
Being your own person and having a mind of your own is very cool. It shows that you will not allow anyone to sway your beliefs, your thoughts, or your character. When you are your own person you stand up for what you truly believe in and you don’t back down when others don’t agree with you. You don’t conform to the ways of everyone else just to fit in or to be liked. When you are your own person you enjoy your life more than someone who just goes along with whatever everyone else says or does. That is simply because you do what makes you happy, not what makes others happy. When you are your own person, there are no puppet strings dangling from your shoulders directing your every movement.
We were all given a mind of our own, why some of us choose not to use it, boggles my mind. Granted there are some things you may agree upon with another person and that is fine. As long as you know the true reason why you are agreeing and not agreeing just to agree.
And here it is, the answer to your question “But, will they like me?” and the answer is, we all want to be liked to some extent, but what is more important is that YOU like YOU then everything else in your life will fall into place.