"Maybe, if the circumstances were totally different, it would be easier to be yourself.
However, ‘be yourself’ is not a cliché advice for teenagers on a cheap magazine, it is the biggest, most profound advice that every human being should reflect on its meaning, throughly.
Being yourself demands having courage. It demands putting yourself out, to the judgement of your friends and family. It can mean to be ashamed of the things you love, because of the opinions of disapprovement.
For the sake of being yourself, you can be put into a very, very difficult situation. You may lose friends, even the proudness of your family. People that love you might start to love you conditionally. And sometimes, you’ll regret being yourself. You’ll question if being yourself is really all that great.
The more you try your best to be yourself, there will be people trying to discourage you, and they will take an effort to create many reasons to why not be yourself.
If you want to be yourself, be prepared to be hurt. Be prepared to have your heart broken, and it won’t be one time. You might feel that the universe is conspiring for you to not go ahead on this ‘being yourself’ business. (…)”