Which is more common, to be oneself or to be what society expects us to be???

United States
April 19, 2007 9:28pm CST
We are dealing with a very demanding society,in my opinion we must try not to lose oneself.
4 responses
@massageeh (966)
• Taiwan
20 Apr 07
We definately need to be oneself. Unfortunately, with all the influences from media, friends and education, it'll be kind of tough. I'm an EFL teacher and my goal for my students is to show them how to learn and not what to learn. I think this will also help for thinking. It's the least I can do to help them to be oneself.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
That's a great way to put it,"Show them how to learn, not what to learn." Keep up the good work with the children, I think I speak for everyone when I say, you're fighting the good fight. (God Bless) Ty 4/answer!
• Taiwan
24 Apr 07
Thanks for the best response and the encouragement. I know I needed it. Sometimes kids can be a handful. If you ever decided to change jobs or want to get away for awhile, try Taiwan, I can hook you up with a teaching job.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I think it is more common for people to be "people pleasers" As Joyce Meyer would say "Approval Addiction" It is sad to say but it is so true people lose who they are and what they stand for simply because of wanting to "fit in"
• United States
25 Apr 07
Very well put! .... I couldn't agree more. (Good to see ya back) Ty 4/answer
@34momma (13891)
• United States
20 Apr 07
i never conform to anyones idea of who i am suppose to be or should be. My grandmother use to say "misrey loves company." i choose not to be misrible or to be in the company of those who are. I love the me that i have grown to be and i am not given that up to be like anyone else!
• United States
20 Apr 07
I can see where you would luv the you that you have become, it was not an easy road getting there. Ty 4/answer!
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
probably the most common is the most easiest,which is to be oneself, i think its harder to be what society expects us to be...what do you think?
• United States
20 Apr 07
I agree, however some have not found onself just yet. When one does, I think I would have to agree, it is best to be oneself. Ty 4/answer!