Source: Quote Fancy
I’ve been listening to this awesome lo-fi hip hop mix from a channel called Dreamy on YouTube. This video opens with this quote and I just love it so much!!
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something is the greatest accomplishment”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What a beautiful quote!
For me, being “myself” has become easier with age. The wisdom and resistance from the added years of being alive does help. Reminds me of the grannies I interact with who says and does whatever they desire without a care in the world. I personally think they’re adorable.
Of course being yourself or living “authentically” is easier and harder for some. It does depends on your upbringing and personality. If you’ve ever struggled with being true to yourself, I know how frustrating and difficult it can be.
But remembering it’s when we all celebrate, appreciate and own our uniqueness that the world becomes less dull and has sparkle. We can’t all have the same personality and “great” jobs – we’d all be boring then! We have one life to live so it’s important to live as our authentic self rather than living with purpose to please others or to feel at ease with society.
I definitely still struggle with this, but this beautiful quote has nudged me to become conscious of it and inspired to be more “myself” everyday. 🙂
I love quotes so I’ll be sharing a new favourite every month^^ so I hope these will be quick and fun to read.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a lovely and restful weekend.