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Trading In Yourself?

Do you like who you are? Would you ever trade in yourself for someone else?

Peer pressure got some people doing, saying, and believing that who they are is not good enough. That they have to change themselves into something or someone “better”.

If you are passive, become aggressive. If you are not in with the “in crowd”, join them. If you are not following some brain-washed latest fad, begin to follow.  If you are not going with the party-let-us-have-fun crowd, get your fun shoes on. If you suffer from low self-esteem, this is how to get a new you, in just what ever amount of days. I am amazed sometimes that some people see themselves as being not good enough; that they live by the crap from wherever they are hearing, seeing, or watching it from. And thus, time to exchange who they are for what the world defines as “something better”.

Who and what defines how you create who you want to be? The covers of magazines? The advice columns in some newspapers? What is on the internet? Some self-help gurus? The Bible? God? Religion? Friends? Entertainers? Blah, blah, blah.

I might not like everything about me, but I like who I am. :) And you?

“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself.” from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

This was posted on 23 January, 2012

Life Matters. Oh yeah. 🙂

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This Life

“Life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal; it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself.” from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

And I believe that.

I believe that we will all end up some place base on the choices that we have made, are making and will make.

But our journey is not all about our present, our past, whether good or bad, will be with us. We will have to decide, or in the case of some, have already decided, what to do with it.

“Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles and causes you to bump into people not going your way.” Edna Ferber

We will fail at some things, but “My greatest concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Abraham Lincoln

There will always be a blue sky no matter how many storms come our way.

We must trust those we have call friends, and remember, “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold Glasow

As for success, “Success is a journey, not a destination.” Unkown

And for who we want to be. “Your personality should be an external expression of your character.” Tim LaHaye

And just like a full moon on a August night of this year, 2012 . . . “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson

Have a moon morning and a starry night. 🙂

Have a lovely, sunflower day. 🙂

Trading in yourself

Do you like who you are? Would you ever trade in yourself for someone else?

Peer pressure got some people doing, saying and believing that who they are is not good enough. That they have to change themselves into something or someone “better”.

If you are passive, become aggressive. If you are not in with the “in crowd”, join them. If you are not following some brain-washed latest fad, begin to follow.  If you are not going with the party-let-us-have-fun crowd, get your fun shoes on. If you suffer from low self-esteem, this is how to get a new you, in just what ever amount of days. I am amazed sometimes that some people see themselves as being not good enough; that they live by the crap from wherever they are hearing, seeing or watching it from. And thus, time to exchange who they are for what the world defines as “something better”.

Who and what defines how you create who you want to be? The covers of magazines? The advice columns in some newspapers? What is on the internet? Some self-help gurus? The Bible? God? Religion? Friends? Entertainers? Blah, blah, blah.

I might not like everything about me, but I like who I am. 🙂 And you?

“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself.” from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak