What makes a person drift so far away from who they truly are?
Lots of reasons exist that might be the cause. Jobs, family, friends, environment, loss...the list goes on and on and could possibly extend to the ends of the universe and infinity. We've all been down such a road in our lives. Most of us have allowed people who don't really care about us and meaningless jobs to siphon out every ounce of our real selves, tearing away the layers until nothing true remains.
We have an "idea" of the person we are, others have an "idea" of the person we are, but most of the time those two "ideas" are never the same.
We only allow people to see what we want them to see when deep inside we're so much more. Opening ourselves up to the world is a risk; rejection and humiliation wait at every turn and because of it, many never present their true selves to the world.
Be the risk taker. Put your true self out there for the world to judge. We may as well be judged for what is really beneath our skin than be judged for what people believe is there.
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