PreposterousQuotes – BeYourself

I’m sure they meant this to be nice, but I don’t think they read it.

What a horrible reason to be yourself! Not that you are infinitely unique and valuable. Not that you have tons of creative and productive potential that no one else has. Literally, this says it’s too bad you couldn’t be any one else (implication – anyone else would be better), so you might as well be you (that’s the only choice you’ve got, so settle for being you). YUCK! 

Dr. Seuss does it better: Today You are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You! 

Carl Rogers does it WAY better: “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”







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