Advice on how to be a good business partner, a better spouse, friend, lover, student, boss and so on. Are everywhere.
You can see in most magazines and newspapers, a section dedicated to those subjects. Everybody has something to tell you on how to be a better “version of yourself”.
All this information, as everything else in life, might be very useful and, of course, we can learn a lot when we try to apply it to our daily life but, on the other hand, we need to be extremely vigilant of what we accept and what we take with a pinch of salt.
We are all individuals, we are all different (fortunately). We can try to do things differently in order to learn new ways to do things, even faster and better.
But when it comes to your own nature, your own personality, your own being. Things are very different.
You might use all the masks you want, keep all the appearances, try to hide all your defects and so forth. But in the end, you know very well inside your heart that You are YOU.
You are someone outstanding, you have got your own virtues, gifts, values, personality, physical beauty and lots of other things to share with the world. Nevertheless, the media keep bombarding us with tips and advices to be more like the “standard” image they have created of “being perfect”.
A few days ago, I saw the pictures of some fitness models who took “selfies” of their body not in a “pose” but in everyday situations. Their bodies looked completely different, actually, as most women and, that was the message they wanted to convey.