B for Being you #AtoZChallenge
I don’t want to go to the party but I don’t have a choice.
If I say no again, people will think of me as someone who is not friendly.
I should get a glass of wine. What will people think of me?
Doing what others do is common. Look around and you will see, one person being the other. While there are friendships, most often people stick around to feel accepted. Sometimes it’s called peer pressure and sometimes following the herd.
Some of it is normal like attending a house-warming party or a wedding ceremony. Some is just plain pressure. Have you seen youngsters who drink and smoke because their friends do? People who buy things they can’t even afford because others around them have these things already? The fad of eating organic food or cutting carbohydrates without even knowing if the body will accept the change. So on and so forth.
Usual as this suggestion may sound – be who you are. Strike a balance between social obligation and doing things that make you happy. Experiment, enjoy but never fall to pressure. Never think of yourself as unaccepted because you did not do what others wanted you to do. Make a choice and take pride in it. Do not carry the baggage of the choice you made. Since if you do, you better follow the herd.
It is very easy to be who you are and it is the right thing to do. It’s takes time but once you master it, it helps you in a lot of ways. Go ahead and start being you.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
― Oscar Wilde
I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the third time this year and I am penning Stories from everyday life.