Urgh, puke puke.
And what SUCKS is I totally agree with that thinking.
I would rather say: Vigorously Respect Your Own Opinions.
People who change history aren’t people who bend to others wills. They listen to their instincts and act.
I don’t even think people who change the world would say “Stay true to yourself”. It’s like that person who says they’re classy – a classy person doesn’t actually say “I’m classy”.
When you don’t vigorously respect your own ideas & opinions, you end up with degrees you don’t want, in a job you hate or living in a two-bedroom unit in a place you don’t want to live. Sure it’s practical, but life sucks and then at the end of a suckful life, you die. It’s a messed up way to think.
And everyone’s a critic – I’m convinced with the explosion of reality TV where you have chefs, singers and every man & his dog scrutinised for their efforts, we’ve become way more judgemental as people. Why do people get so caught up in judging food shows from home & disagreeing with the judges? The judge can TASTE the food. YOU, on your couch at home, CAN’T. So…why they should win again? Because they’re a nice/attractive/likeable/funny person?
Because we are so quick to critique, we’ve lost a bit of empathy along the way.
I need empathy. I need encouragement. I’m human.
There was a long period of time where I would have ideas and I would instantly get shot down. I would get told I was talentless, uncreative, stupid and a myriad of other things. It’s KA-razy to think I was in that position & didn’t stand up for myself. But anyone can be worn down over time.
If you’re not getting support, say: “Oi! Support me damnit! Encourage me!” and if they don’t, stand your ground and find someone who will.
Vigorously respect your own opinions.