So you can respect yourself.
Be free. Be wild. Be you. This world is designed to tear you up and break you down. The world punishes people who don’t conform to the norm. We feel a natural instinct to conform so as to minimized the punishment of standing out or being different. The problem is that we have to suppress the most beautiful and unique parts of ourselves. Suppressing yourself isn’t a life, it’s an early death.
The human zoo may not love you, but that doesn’t mean you’re unloved or unlovable. The world’s hate is a good sign that there’s something uniquely remarkable about you. So, embrace your beautiful self! Express yourself. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to respect yourself because you were brave enough to be exactly who the Universe created you to be.
When you feel like you’re falling apart, it’s a golden opportunity to figure out how to put yourself back together again. When you do, you’ll be different. More yourself. This is the process of life, discovering yourself again and again, in more genuine and pure form.
And, being you may feel lonely, but you’ll attract the people who love you for you. Pick the right friends, and they’ll pick you!
And hey, Madonna remade herself a bunch of times to take it from her to express yourself, so you can respect yourself!
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