Are You Yourself ??

This question is something which I think all of us should ask ourselves every once in a while. In the present times,we have been exposed a lot to fake and imitation.We notice people in our surrounding and behave in accordance with their expectations from us or we try to copy their behaviour. In the real sense, we have stopped living for ourselves.

Right from the way we talk, we dress, the places we go to and even the food that we eat is all influenced by the act of imitation. This behaviour is generally seen among the college students who try to adopt new styles only to keep in trend. They seldom forget about their own selves, their style and attitude in midst of all this. With the fear of being poked or made fun of or rejected by their friends, they adopt new styles without realising the impact it may have on them in the future. Now with this simple example i think everyone would identify how much we fake in our daily lives.
A student might like to attend a particular lecture in college but just because everyone in his class says that the professor is boring,this student would also join them if he is not very strong about his principles and fears rejection. He may also start saying that the lecture is boring whereas deep in his heart he may want to attend it.


Now people have this attitude of criticising rather than praising or appreciating someone. Human heart always craves for praises and in this quench we begin to try to please people. We act and behave as they want us to behave. We live our life for ourselves. We should do things which please us and make us happy. Everyone has an aim in their life. I believe, we must work independently to achieve this and the result should satisfy us. We must not bother about what others think about it. Everyone is this world is "Unique" and we should have firm belief in ourselves and our decisions.Then the world around would have less of imitation and more of reality.I just came across a quote which says:

It's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
-Matt Damon

But I believe that,
Why be a Nobody in your life..?? Be Yourself..

Its better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

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Darshan Chande said...

This is a very interesting article you wrote. Nice example. And loved the quote by Matt Damon. Good to know that you can also think deep and write such well :) Would like to read more like it :P

binal said...

The article is very good and it is really important specially for the younger generation to think over it....!! Keep on writing such articles..!!

Damini said...

nice article........quite interecting actually its vy true...many times v do ths

Sumit said...

Good article...
Really an amendable job Urvashi...
The quote is also a selected one...
U told ur blog would be a bit personal, but it seems rather proffesional...
Why don't u write more often...
I really liked ur thought changing views...

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Sarthak said...

Thus spoke Ayn Rand:
"In order to live, man must act; in order to act, he must make choices; in order to make choices, he must define a code of values; in order to define a code of values, he must know what he is and where he is – i.e. he must know his own nature (including his means of knowledge) and the nature of the universe in which he acts – i.e. he needs metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, which means: philosophy. He cannot escape from this need; his only alternative is whether the philosophy guiding him is to be chosen by his mind or by chance."

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time...

sidharth said...

Great Urvashi very nice article

i like to sum up it like this ..

'If every one is happy with u... u have surely made many compromises in life'