You.

Be your own person,

Have your own mind,
Speak your own truth,
Don’t be driven by the ‘acceptable’ reality,
Create your own path and tread it,
Don’t be afraid to be yourself,
That fear drains your voice,
You need that voice,
It’s the essence of your being,
You honestly can’t afford to be anything less than an individual.

 

Individualism.

I was thinking about what really shaped me into who I am today and how I handle certain issues that arise in my life then it hit me. A long time ago, my Dad said to me, “…I’m not a conformist and I don’t break the law either, that’s exactly how I raised you…“. That got me thinking for a long time cause I thought it didn’t make sense but I realised it made a lot of sense. I grew up being really principled and having a great sense of direction. Not saying I haven’t made any mistakes or taken any wrong turns but I’ve found myself in the end, I always get out of the maze. I think that’s simply because I’m my own person. These days, a lot of people aren’t. Individualism is a trait that’s rare now, most people are a product of the unnecessary quest to climb the “social ladder” .

…I’m not a conformist and I don’t break the law either, that’s exactly how I raised you…