Vintage Slice 2

March 29, 2011

The world needs more people being themselves.

You know, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting to be more like this person or wishing to be more like that person. It’s easy to think, if only I could be like that slicer. Or if only I could be that kind of parent. I think we spend too much time comparing ourselves to other people. The thing is the world doesn’t need another teacher like the one across the hall. The world doesn’t need another person just like your totally cool best friend. What the world needs is you.

I’ve decided to spend all that time and energy into become the best possible version of me. Nothing good comes from comparing myself to other people. There is always going to be someone I wish I could teach like. There will always be someone I wish I could write like. There will always be someone I wish I could organize like. I don’t have the energy for it. I’m just going to be me instead.

So what do you say? Will you join me in being yourself? The world needs you.
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