“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanks, Ralph! It’s uplifting to know that there’s merit in being yourself, even when the world tries to suck you into what’s right and wrong. Being homogeneous sounds empty to me, especially if it is just to please others.
This is how the world should work but unfortunately the reverse is happening. I cannot blame those who tries to be someone else they are not because we all long for approval. May it be by family, by peers or by the world. I have been that route before.
I think we owe ourselves this selfishness. I love myself alot and I refused to be corced into any form of things that doesn’t benefit me.
Being able to stick to your values regardless of all the societal pressures is truly an achievement. I can’t refute that at all!
I totally agree with the message behind this quote. Always stay true to yourself no matter what.
With the rise of social media it is even more difficult to be yourself. Everything is working to make us not be ourselves.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to be yourself with all the pressures from today’s society. Being yourself is truly an accomplishment under such circumstances.
Very powerful words indeed. We should never let our environment define us.
You just have to be yourself always. Not going with the flow is your best gift to yourself.
That’s so true..I don’t allow the world to dictate my personality..great quote
Everyone one wish to be famous and seen, used as a mentor. So the quote is very true and well said. Thanks for sharing this reasonable quote.
This is so true, people are always looking for ways for others to conform to, forgetting that we are all different and we should behave differently.
To be yourself is the greatest accomplishment as quoted by Ralph. Also, for you to be yourself; you have to love yourself. Thanks Tom for bringing this to the table.
Yes it is. Sometimes the world makes people feel that been themselves is not enough.
Been yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else us really tasky. You feel rejected and abandoned. To not mind and be yourself is truly the greatest achievement. Great quote Toms