The truth of the matter is that we won’t actually be part of the cool crowd if we succomb to what others feel is the correct way to do something. You have to ask yourself- “Who gives these people the authority to determine what “being cool” is? Who gives these people the authority to determine what products are good, or what brand of car is the safest? We are all individuals, and we appreciate things differently. No one has the authority to tell anyone else that his/her choices are not good choices.
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is how we view ourselves, and whether or not we are true to what we believe and hold in high regard. Everyone has an opinion, and of course, we all believe that our way is the right way. However, that is simply not the case. We are each entitled to make our own decisions. Afterall, if that weren’t the case, then why do we all have a brain? We have been given a powerful tool. Not only does it help to power our being, but it is also equipped with the ability to provide us with guidance and the ability to think for ourselves. Too many times we fail to use our own brains to make decisions that are in our best interest.
Allowing others to make decisions about our fate is not an action that is in our best interest. Failing to take the time to discover your own self worth is a risk that we simply cannot afford to take. When we fail to stand up for ourselves, there are scores of others who are willing to stand in for us. However, will you really allow yourself to fall down and give someone else the opportunity to be empowered on your behalf? Once we take the time to discover who we are, we are able to realize that we each have that special something inside that makes us unique. We each have an inner strength that only we can unleash.
Life very rearely turns out to be the way we plan for it to be. Along the way, there are many twists and turns in the road that leads us on our journey to our destiny. That is reality. There will be conflict, and there will be misunderstanding. However, it is this very same conflict that shapes our character. When we discover and accept who we are, the chances of looking in the mirror at a stranger and asking “Who are you?” are slim to none because we will love and accept ourselves for who we are.