This is another phrase which give me cramps.
Usually the type of people who are saying this are those who go on a backpacking trip through Australia or on a spiritual journey in India to “find themselves”.
What does that even mean?
And how much right of speech do they have to say something like that?
Try asking someone to describe themselves in 5 words.
They might manage to name 1 or 2, which will be continued with a “Pff, this is difficult”.
We play different roles in life.
Some allows us to be lazy and relaxed. Other requires us to professional and uptight.
Is a caring and loving mother always herself when she has to be strict to her bad behaving child?
Is an introvert person always himself when he has to speak in front of an audience?
Is a relaxed type of personality always himself when he has to do an important exam?
The answer is no.
Even if we knew “who we are”, situations would never let us be that.
Phrase dismissed 😉
What do you think of the expression “Always be yourself”?
If you’re up for it, let me know how you would describe yourself in a few words 🙂