Never ever play stupid. You are smart and people who can’t deal with that need to work on their own confidence!
Freedom is realizing that you don’t have to please everyone. Freedom is doing you, being you and acting on behalf of you. Those who are self-employed can attest that real freedom is having control over your time. I for one am looking forward to getting that time freedom. However, in a nutshell my definition of freedom is having the ability to feel satisfactory by your activities.
It is so sad that we have to change our personalities to fit in a certain environment or to get approved by certain people. We let go of what we believe and let our guards down. Often we are afraid of what other people will say about our opinions and what we stand for. Many friendships and relationships have been lost as we are not being genuine with each other. I lost seven years of mine with a very close circle of friends as we had not yet fathomed the concept of being real with each other and accepting what we stand for.
I have played dump a number of times in order to please some folks and when I think about that it gets me raging with fury as those folks don’t even exist in my life anymore. I tend to feel that if I was not phony at that moment I would have achieved part of my life goals. I can say for a fact change is difficult and anytime I think of it I get butterflies in my stomach and a pounding heart. But the truth of the matter is: when you decide to bite the bullet and take the risk over time you realize it was all worth it.
Don’t be phony stand for what you believe in. Let the butterfly in you blossom to be that awesome person. Being fake only holds us from reaching our potentials as it drags us steps backwards. Yes, the circle of friends will reduce but isn’t it better to have a smaller circle that pushes you towards the sky than a circle that drags you back to the mad?
“The problem is people are being hated when they are real and are being loved when they are fake.” Bob Marley
Nobody likes changes besides what’s familiar is comfortable and even though it’s making us miserable we are aware of the outcomes. Being phony just makes the flowers in us wither. Let us strive to live by our own accords and never play dump and inhibit our success just to satisfy others. Let us be brave enough to erase fakeness and live life with what we believe in. As Paulo Coelho said:
“If you are brave to say goodbye, life will reward you with hello!”
With a Positive Mind