Aside from the fact that you are born unique(I would bet that a million people already told you that) there are still a lot of things that you need to understand why you shouldn’t be your neighbor or your crush’s girlfriend. And here’s my list of why:
1. You don’t like what they like.
It’s a fact. Everyone has their own choices of likes and dislikes. And I would bet that even if you found someone who has similar likes with you, you really can’t find someone with the same or exact list of likes. We have difference and you really cannot argue with that.
2. You can’t live their life.
Correct me if I’m wrong but almost everyone of us came to that point in our life that we would pray at night and wished and wished with all our heart and soul that we could switch lives with our friend, some popular girl or boy, or even to some cartoon character that has a better life than we have(or, so we think). But, another fact is that you can’t switch lives. We are never really informed about the problems, the risk that they took or even the happiness that they had or is having. We are never in their shoe for a reason and it might be safe to assume that we can’t really live their life.
3. It’s easier to be you.
Stop pretending. Another fact about happiness is that you don’t have to pretend to be someone else when you act like yourself. You don’t need to explain to anyone why you acted or decided that way; a simple I-did-it-because-this-is-me look is enough to answer anybody’s questions. When you act or portray yourself, you don’t need a script or anything to keep you going— it’s easier to say the words you mean to say and do the things you want to do. Being yourself is really(really!) easier than acting or walking on other people’s life.
Be yourself. It’s not a crime.
Originally scribbled last May 14, 2012.