I truly love this quote. I believe wholeheartedly in that message. People can spend years trying to force themselves to like things that other people like, or act in ways that other people deem socially acceptable, or just going along as a muted version of themselves for the sake of fitting in.
I think that is what I am enjoying most in life as I get “older.” I really have run out of cares to give to people who don’t mean anything to me anyway. And it is such a freeing feeling to be able to look at something and think Everyone likes you, but I don’t… and I’m not going to force myself. Whether that is begin said to a TV show, or a book, or a person, or a food dish. It’s empowering after a childhood of “Get along with people,” “eat to clean your plate,” etc.
I’m always curious about other people’s experience with this. Have you changed as an adult to be more like your true self?
Part of the A to Z Challenge… A post a day for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet.