I hate when people tell you to be yourself but really they mean be yourself only if yourself doesn’t make them uncomfortable.
Of course, avoid things that can hurt you and others or that you may regret in the long run.
But, what you wear, who you like, the music you like…
Be the person that makes you happy.
If cartoons make you laugh out loud, laugh.
If you like sleeping with socks on, go for it.
If you have no desire to go to a certain concert, movie, game, persons’ house, don’t.
When you are authentic, when you are yourself, you attract people who are living the same way.
We all know how good it feels to have real people around us.
Authenticity is contagious.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with changing.
But, change because you’ve grown or you recognize a more mature behavior you should adopt.
Not just because someone doesn’t like the real you.