Don’t be yourself

be yourself

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’ Oscar Wilde

A popular motivational mantra that seems to apply to everyone, ever-relevant until recently I realized we might have gotten it all wrong. Absolutes are rare, few things work all the time, this statement sadly isn’t an absolute.

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” —Lao Tzu

What happens when you’re wrong and other people are right? I suppose if we add “always” in front of the quote it will make more sense.
Sometimes you listen to yourself, sometimes you listen to others. Sometimes you imitate others, sometimes you don’t, that’s how you learnt to walk, talk, eat.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” —Steve Jobs

Live your life that’s always seeking to improve.
Yourself should be an improving self.
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