Caught Between Being Who I Am and Being with the World

 "When you play the role of society's puppet and try to dilute your self integrity in order to please the mainstream.

"When you play the role of society's puppet and try to dilute your self integrity in order to please the mainstream.

💌 Dear Ruksi 💌
I’ve come to a place in my life where I’m truly happy with who I am, who my friends are and the community we’ve been able to create around us. However, often times I feel like I have to hide significant parts of who I am to the rest of the world, like I feel that they won’t be ready for the person I have shaped out to be, because it’s not a way of being that has been encouraged by mainstream society. These days I often find myself wondering if it would be worth mustering up the strength to go forth with fully expressing who I am to everyone I encounter and risk being misunderstood or rejected or if it would be better to limit my interactions as much as possible to the people I know will accept and embrace who I am.
Sincerely,
Caught between peacefully being who I am and peacefully being in the world

🔹Obscure emotion: When you play the role of society's puppet and try to dilute your self integrity in order to please the mainstream.🔹