Do you wish to be someone else rather than yourself?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
January 13, 2010 4:02pm CST
there are times especially when we are depressed when we are wishing we weren't born at all or we are someone else rather than ourselves. That seems natural because there are times when we aren't content with what we are and the things that we are doing and have done. I sometimes thought that maybe I was better off being an accountant rather than a teacher. How about you? Share your thoughts on this discussion.
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6 responses
• United States
8 Jun 10
Yes, every moment for as long as i can remember wanted to be someone else. almost anyone but me
• Thailand
17 Jul 10
I have started a pasta restaurant six months ago in Thailand. Things have not looked very good given the political crisis in the country and I often wish to be someone else - that means someone who gets paid decently at the end of the month whereas right now, I work hard for nothing and losing big money every day. Well, now I realise, my life is mine and I cannot compare it with others. We are simply different. It is my choice to have an exciting career and I choose it. If I wanted to be a salary person I can, but it was not my choice and I should not hope to be someone else.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 10
Hi Masmasika, during my childhood while watching fairy tales I quite admired certain charactors I like in the stories.I wished to be Peter Pan for he could moved here and there freely like breeze.I wished to be the pretty princes as well for they lived a luxury life with so many toys and beautiful clothes, etc.During my primary school days I always wished to be the top student in the class as he or she was always the limelight of the class The rest of the time I never have such thinking at all.Since my teens untill now I'm quite happy with my lifestyle and never like to be anyone anymore.I have a happy family and many good friends.The environment I live is peaceful. Therefore I feel really content with my present living now Happy posting
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
That's right. we should be happy with what we have.
14 Jan 10
I never wish that I were someone else because I know that I were meant to be, the way I am exactly. I really love myself..I never complain that I hate myself for I know many people loves me the way I am. God wants me to share my talents to others and reminds that nobody could steal my talents from me. So I would better appreciate what I have rather than blaming myself for what I am.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
You are right. Good for you.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
13 Jan 10
Hi Masmasika, I don't think there was ever a time when I wished to be someone else. We have to remember that everyone has their problems, and they might even be worse then our own. Blessings.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
You are absolutely right. thanks for sharing your opinion.
@pukaprat2 (442)
• United States
13 Jan 10
I have never wanted to be anyone other than myself. after all ani defranco put it this way in one of her songs. "and everybody loves you when you're a star, but nobody questions what it takes to go that far." I think that is one of the problems with today, people are just not happy in their skin. they have all these shows and commercials saying why be you when you can be them so salons are packed with costomers trying to get their hair just like so and so. its sad. on the flip side to that coin though I have always wanted to be a writter and the only person who can make that become reality is me. I have to do the dirty work of writting it- no one else can do it but me. my suggestion throw away your t.v. for about a year and ask yourself if you are finally happy with you? if not- then find out what's wrong and fix it. no one else can do that for you. no one else is going to make you happy. not even if you change shoes with someone.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Wow, I love that line you said. I do agree that we are responsible for making what we are.
• United States
13 Jan 10
When I was young and not so smart. I wanted to be white. I thought I would have had a better life. I see things differently now that I am grown up.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Good. We do mature as we get older and think differently too.