To be real in the world we live in today is not easy. I am not a person who cares too much about what others think about me. I don’t adhere to societal norms and conventions most of the time.
I think that quality comes easily to me. Actually, to be honest, sometimes I may go too far in not caring! On the other hand, I have seen my mother and other friends struggle with this.
So how do you be real in a fake world?
You Don’t Need to Conform
To be real in this world, you don’t need to mold yourself according to others. When I was younger, I felt that I had to do everything others were doing regardless of how comfortable I felt.
You may try to fit in by changing yourself, too, because you feel people will like you more.
You Can Be Unique and Yourself
But that is not the case. Maybe some people may like you as a result. But will you like yourself? Are you being true to yourself? I am of the opinion that I’d rather be myself and if people like me, that’s a plus.
In fact, I have found that the world appreciates me more when I appreciate my uniqueness.
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Have Honest Moments with Others
You just have to be honest to yourself and others. You have to be completely present in the moment. Enjoy your time with yourself and be genuine.
Immerse Yourself in Nature
I have found that whenever I go outside and take a walk in the beautiful park or hike, I feel real. Think about it for a moment. Everything about nature is authentic. There is nothing fake.
When I immerse myself in nature, I have no option but to be authentic myself.
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