Stand for yourself–no matter what

Last Friday I started this blog. On my Instagram feed, I published this (look at the caption):

Opening yourself to the world is somehow risky, as you will likely have to deal with haters–and similar kind of despicable people. You’ll be judged, more or less depending of your country (it’s “more” in France for instance…). But you know what? You shouldn’t care. I don’t. Not anymore.

Being oneself, being true to yourself, is probably the most important thing you can do ever. Some people will judge you–but should it prevent you to be the person you really are?

Being “different”, whatever this “different” means, is hard. I won’t deny that. You have to fight conformism all the time. But this difference is what makes you stand out of the crowd. This is maybe the most important thing about yourself. So don’t let other people put you down because they are jealous, or because they don’t understand who you are or what you try to do. Kick them out of your backyard if they are too close, but if they are far enough, let them spread their hate. There is nothing you can do to stop them, so you should focus, act on yourself and ignore them (I don’t pretend it’s easy though).

Do what you love, be yourself, and don’t give a shit to haters and judgy people. You don’t need negativity, but positivity to be happy. I didn’t run a poll on that, but I’m pretty sure every happy person in the world will agree with that!

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Originally published at Olivier Simard-Casanova’s Blog.