Real Talk 24: Why “be yourself” is crap advice

Because you won’t be able to pull it off if you don’t even know yourself well. It’s going to be useless without extreme clarity.

Because if you”re a loser, or feel like you’re one, you’re just going to end up like one as you start doing shit with zero confidence in yourself.

Because you should never, ever be yourself if you’re an asshole. If you know that deep down, you’re a jerk who hurts others, you gotta stop that shit altogether and start making changes.

Because it’s kind of cliche. How about some god damn specifics?

Because it’s misleading. It’s for weak people who try to comfort themselves into thinking that they’re doing alright, when in fact, they’re too afraid to break through the fear and do some real shit.

Because life just doesn’t work that way. You have to change and adapt along the way. People change. We all do. Under intense pressure and emotions, you’re bound to do unexpected shit and surprise yourself. Hopefully, you’d come out stronger and not do something stupid.

Because if being yourself means antagonizing people, then maybe you need to re-evaluate what you’re doing? Nobody wants to be that lonely.

Because being inspired by somebody else and emulating yourself after somebody is a cool idea too. You can learn and progress from there. Eventually, you’ll start to forge your own path and become super original.

Because more often than not, when people tell you to be yourself, they’re actually trying to suggest that you should act a certain way according to their own beliefs as they are not you. They have no idea who you really are. You gotta do what’s right for you man.

Because you can be anything you fucking want. You can’t limit yourself. How cool is that?

Because maybe, just maybe, when you hear “don’t be yourself please!”, it’s going to be the best damn advice you ever heard?

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1 comment

  1. Angela schwer - February 10, 2016 3:24 am

    Best goddamn advice ever. Don’t be an asshole. Nuff said.


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