We live in a world that is so focused on general acceptance. We do things we normally wouldn’t, we act in ways that are beyond our normal selves, and for what? To please the general population? To fit in with society? Be yourself, come on. It’s normally obvious when you are not being yourself anyways. Fake people stand out more than the weirdest people on the planet. As a matter of fact, fake people may be the weirdest people on the planet.
Know that in today’s competitive society, that there will always be someone younger, better looking, smarter, more athletic, wealthier, etc. However, none of them will possess the qualities you obtain. Don’t be different to fit in.
Do the things you want to do and do them for yourself. Don’t live anyone else’s life because you feel obligated to do so. Work in a family business and don’t want to do it, but feel that you’ll let your family and friends down if you part ways? Who gives a fuck?! It’s your life, not theirs. They will understand.
Be yourself, live how you want (healthily and responsibly) and your real friends will love the real you.