Todays Thought, Be Yourself

Thought for Today
It is better to be hated for what you are
than to be loved for something you are not.

~Andre Gide~

How many times have I heard someone say, “Everyone else does it.” I want to cry when I hear those words. Recently I was having a discussion with a friend, the discussion turned to religion. My friend was shocked to hear that my religious beliefs did not parallel hers. I tried to explain to her that my religious beliefs, like my thoughts were my own and did not parallel anyone else’s. Exasperated she exclaimed, “I can’t believe that you do not believe what everyone else believes.” I replied, “So I guess if you believe what others tell you to believe, then you probably think what others tell you to think.”

It seems to me that too many people try so hard to please others or be part of the crowd, that they forget that they were created as an individual. Be yourself, your creator will be pleased.


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