I read this article in the NZ Herald about being yourself it summarises a lot of peoples lives.
In truth we are always fighting to be ourselves with that “free to be me” ideal, however it is society that dictates how we should act and behave.
When someone speaks out about a touchy subject that person is subjected to abuse and ridicule. Judged to the max and executed via media and our social networks yet the silent majority sit and agree with that one person who merely pointed out what the rest of us were thinking.
This is the world we live in and it is a world where you are never free to be your true self. Everything we say or do is scrutinised while the vultures circle awaiting that one slip up.
One of the causes of anxiety and depression is the inability to be ourselves. This suppression of being ones self is built up over many years until one day a trigger is pulled or we decide enough is enough.
Alas the fight to be free continues.
Author Steve Boddey