10. You do You
The most significant burden for the body and soul is to pretend to be another person constantly. You want to do something, but you must do something else. The person you present yourself to be can’t do what you want to do. It’s inappropriate. It’s not suitable for him.
You can suppress your desires and nature, but it also kills you slowly and surely, mentally and fiscally. The best comparison is if you look at an animal in a zoo that was born in the wild. You see the sadness in his eyes. That’s not what she wants. She wants to be free. Run through the savannas and climb the trees. But it can’t because it’s closed in a cage. And that is slowly killing her day after day.
Look at this video from PETA.
It always brings tears to my eyes.
Such a situation kills a man too. If you pretend to be another person, you are in a mental cage. It makes you unhappy and makes everyone around you sad. You do not need the approval of others, but accepting yourself for who you are.
If you don’t know who you are, investigate. Try different things.
Go among the people.
What defines you?
What invigorates you?
Who or what are you looking forward to?
What lies within you?
Who are you anyway?
You may end up surprised at the answers you get. Or they won’t even surprise you.
You will for sure find an answer to this.
To find a way to be happy and comfortable in your skin.
And this is all you need.
And nothing more.