To thine own self, be true – William Shakespeare
It is true that no one knows yourself, the truly real you better than you. But it is still true when we say that sometimes we do not know who we are. And that is because we have lost ourselves. It may also be because we never knew ourselves to even begin with!
The worst mistake you could do, is to not trust your own decisions as people in your lives do not validate your reality. Stop believing that if you do speak up it will still not matter as the people in the authorities will sweep you under the rug, and not protect you. You must understand that you can have very different opinions from other people and still be loved and accepted.
But know that when you make up the decision to have your own opinions, people will try and change that decision. They are almost only there to do so, so they will use two of the best weapons – guilt and shame. And this will make it extremely difficult for you to stick to your decisions. Continue reading