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Unique. That is what whoever is reading this in the world is. Whether you are a twin, a triplet or a sibling, you are the only you who has ever existed in the entire Universe, and you are the only you that will ever exist in the entire Universe. Sometimes, we have to remember not to get ‘carried away in the crowd’, not to dress and act like someone else, because an original is worth more than a copy. Sometimes it is hard to find our personality, and wear the attire we want if it means that you will get teased, or in the most severe cases bullied. If you have ever been teased for ‘not fitting in’, you should always remember that the person making this comment may be insecure themselves, and that they do not appreciate the real you, making them a less likely ‘true friend’.
On the Internet, the majority of us post pictures of pretty clothes, the latest trends or the most beautiful girls, and it is this stereotyping which leads most people to not being themselves.
Look at these words:
Emo, Geek, Blonde, ‘Popular’, Nerd, Indie
Have you ever classified someone into one of them, or something similar?
What we need to remember is that no person can ever fit into a description. Sometimes we may act like the stereotype, but our actions constantly jump in and out of those, making us who we are. Sometimes, our actions are purely based on us wanting to be good people.
The point is, that even if you want to be called Popular, Beautiful or Sporty, make sure that it is what you want to do, regardless of what other people may think.
Make sure you live your life the way you want to. Admire the people that inspire you, but always remember that this does not have to be the most gorgeous celebrity, it can also be someone unknown. Try to wear what you want, even if it is not the latest trend. Remember to ignore stereotyping. Believe in yourself, that is always the key.
This way, some people will love you, some people will like you, and of course, a few will hate, but you will know that this is because you are being yourself, and trying to do good for people.
I totally agree, you shouldn't let others influence your decisions on what you should wear or how you should act.