what are the things thast hinders you to be yourself?

Philippines
June 22, 2008 6:25am CST
share your ideas about the things that hinders you to become yourself.. mine was the peer pressure i have from my friends.. because of them, i have to hide the real me, i have to be somebody else who is not really me.. but it only happens oftentimes, not always.. all i can say is that whatever it may be, i would still be myself whether they like it or not.. how about you?
3 responses
@nAyOhMi14 (298)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Well, being yourself is one of my perspective in life. I don't care what people say or think of me because i know who I really am.But, I do not show my real self to all people, only to those who really close to me, like my best and truest friends.Remember, a friend is someone who dare you to be yourself.You don't need to please everyone, just be yourself because you better at it! n_n
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
good for you! i salute you for what you believe in.. i adore how you love yourself and not being so hesitant to be somebody else just to please others.. the people who accepts you for who you really are, are the ones you can consider as true and loyal friends.. you dont have to pretend to them, you can be yourself when you are with them.. i hate those people who tries to change you, they become bad influence sometimes, the worst they make you an impersonator of the person they are making out of you..
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Thanks! yah, you're right. Some people are like that and i really hate fake people.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
you know what, i pity those people who are not being themselves.. why? becuase they miss the chance of knowing their selves more.. instead of discovering new things about them, they continue hiding the real them, their real identity.. they stay hidden, they stay imitating people.. in short, they are making another them because people forced them to..
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
22 Jun 08
When I was much younger it was extreme low self esteem that was the culprit...Luckily for me though that ended several yrs ago..Now I have nothign that hinders me in being myself...My attitude is this "if you dont like me then you really dont know me..so be on your way"...I am who I am and I love that person...I refuse to put on a show for others..this is it, this is me, take it or leave it
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
that's my problem too.. i felt i was inferior to my friends, i felt so insecure, i felt so little, i felt so down.. but that changed already.. i learned to love the kind of person i am now.. they dont have to dictate who should i be, instead they should accept me for who i am.. im thankful that there are still people that accept me the way i am now, and not for who they want me to be..
• United States
13 Jul 08
Everything. I don't like being so different than everyone else. Because then I seem like a wuss for caring about things that mean something to me. I'm sorry if I don't fit the stereotype that people seem to grasp on to. It sucks being myself, but at the end of the day I'm glad that I don't follow the herd.