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Gossip & Giggles with T!
Today’s post is all about being you! I was walking round college the other day and I had walked past friend. Now this friend is usually outgoing, loud and bubbly, they are the type of person who would talk non stop and laugh like there is no tomorrow. Whenever I would see her outside of college she would be smiling, happy and we would talk for about 30 minutes. But when I saw her in college, we made eye contact. She didn’t say anything, she didn’t smile, she just looked away and carried on walking with her friends.
When I saw her 3 weeks ago she wasn’t like that, and it kind of made me think about things. I feel like people nowadays’s change and lose who they really are because of the expectations of other people.
They put their opinions and how they really feel aside and almost put on an act just to fit in with their groups of friends. They make up small stories, that they don’t have to make up, to make a situation seem more interesting. They copy what other people do, almost like they don’t have mind of their own. Because they want to fit in.
But what is normal about being someone you’re not?
You don’t need to be a copy of anyone, be YOU! What’s the likelihood of you still being in that friendship group in 10, 20 years time? What will you regret most when you look back on your life? The fact that you were a duplicate of someone else, that you weren’t yourself. If the true you is not good enough for the people you call “friends” then are they really your friends?
You will find when you’re just being yourself around people you call friends, you will be a lot happier and you will be able to enjoy the memories you’re making. You won’t have the worry of having to hide who you are. Yes, you may lose those so called ‘friends’ but you will gain better ones. Ones that will support who you are! You weren’t brought into this life to be someone other than yourself.
In the words of Matt Damon “It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.”
But, for now that is all!
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I hope you enjoyed reading! Catch you next week with another blog,
– T xo