Be Yourself

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be yourself

Keep it raw and real with yourself and the world. So many of us are hiding behind a mask trying so hard to be perfect, trying so hard to be liked and accepted by others when we don't even like or accept ourselves. Life will eventually become exhausting when you create an "image" of yourself online and then work day and night to try and keep up with it especially if you are addicted to the validation. This is no one else's fault but yours. Stop comparing yourself to people online who you will never meet in real life. You are comparing yourself to someone who's full time job is to make you think they have their life together. Newsflash: they don't! No one does no matter how good they are at marketing their life to you.

Social media is not even real. Pictures, videos and captions are not a proper representation of someone's life even if they have an inspiring message to tell. Remember, people don't share their struggles, they tend to share their highlights and accomplishments and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s up to you to not make assumptions about a person by what they choose to post. People are good at hiding and end up hiding their entire lives.

I am here to remind you that it's ok to have a bad day, week, month or even year. It's ok to be angry or upset about something. It's ok to disagree with someone. It's ok to not do what everyone else is doing. It's ok to make mistakes (just own up to them). It's ok to take off your mask. Please, take it off. You will set yourself free and will inspire others to do the same. By keeping your mask on, you encourage others to keep their's on as well and contribute to the same repetitive cycle of faking perfection instead of just BEing YOUrself.

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