Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Be Real

Okay, this is going to be a rage post so here it goes.
Something that bothers me are the people who don't act who they are. They go with what the people higher than them like, and end up doing what they do, dressing how they dress, basically try to walk the walk the talk and the talk. And I get it if you are a little confused about who you are. Everyone is a little bit poser sometimes, to paraphrase Hip-Hop of MyMusic.
But when you just copy someone almost exactly because you are afraid of showing your true self, that isn't right. Be a good person. Show your real self to people, and in the end, you'll get more respect as long as you are decent and respectful and don't try to use other people. If you love wearing huge sweaters, and the "cool kids" criticize you for it, why should you sacrifice something you love and is part of you for the opinion of other people? You shouldn't. Keep wearing those sweaters and feeling great. Have confidence. Fake it 'til you make.
Really, all I was trying to say, even though it came out a bit weird, is to be yourself and be proud. And don't copy other people, their outfits, their work, or their ideas. 'Cause that is just plain wrong.
End of story.
Portrait of Doña Rosita Morillo. Frida Kahlo.


  1. I love the portrait, it's amazing. Frida Kahlo was amazing. And I agree everyone should try to be their true selves. but at the same time it's really hard because you are trying to find out who you are and you might go through a phase or whatever but at the time feel like that is you being true to yourself. But as long as you're aware enough to be truthful about how you're influenced by diff. things and people then you could be real too. Phew hehe your post made me think.


  2. Your comment made me think too! After I read it, I actually realized that what you said about thinking you are being true to yourself has happened to me. I guess we're all just trying to figure out how this world works. Thanks for making me think even harder!

  3. I agree completely! Sometimes though, I think people copy others because they're not sure who they really are. We all go through a time in our lives when we're still trying to figure ourselves out, and we borrow things from others, hoping that those things will help to shape ourselves. But I totally agree that you should never sacrifice something that you love just because someone else doesn't like it. Why should they have to define you? And of course- copying other people's work is just plain wrong. My novella was plagiarised a couple of months ago and I was so very, very mad that someone could take my hard work and claim it for themselves. And that was a very long rant. Great post!