What is the feeling of freedom? When I have the opportunity to be Naked. No not Naked in the sense that my skin is bare of all clothes, but naked in terms of my soul, personality, and bare self. You know, to be authentically me. No gimmicks, no extras, nor enhancements, just me. But is it possible in our world? Because its seems that the proper decorum is to take off and put on what someone else prefers or find comfort with. I have to look this way, act another way, and present myself as such. But if you act like yourself your mean and unlikable. Politics, that’s what they call it. *insert laugh here
The critics may say, well maybe your self-conscious or you’re not confident with who you are. Nice argument, but when you have the mass majority pooling in together acting as one, it’s a pretty tough job holding onto who you are. It’s like attending one huge masquerade party and you decide to show up as yourself. Crazy right? Everyone’s job is not to fit in, its to be themselves.
There’s ONE specific rule that I have when meeting new people or dating someone. It may seem a little extreme, but I’ll walk away if someone lacks the natural quality of being themselves. Wearing a mask is learned, habitual. The scales say you can’t break that easily. But there’s an upside to this. They’re plenty of people who are out there that are open-minded and easy-going. You just have to get out there and hunt for them. At age 24 I have been fortunate enough to have a best friend who is team Sarah whether right, left, orange or blue. I’m very thankful because some NEVER find any person to ride with them whether at the top or bottom.
We all have different attributes, gifts, and talents. What color would our world be if we bottled each other up to be ONE thing? Dull, bleak, and boring! Allow others to be who they are. People are pressured daily through different media outlets to adopt an image and manner. Don’t add onto the pressure. Our successes should equate to one thing, and that’s expressing our authenticity.
Someone once asked me what made me happy, and this is what I said:
“Having the courage to wake up every morning knowing that things are already perfect despite societal, cultural, and social influences. Knowing that living spontaneously each day is perfect, simply because it’s the way I decided to live that day, that way. That is what makes me happy! Not to mention that I have the opportunity to switch it up if I desire too. It doesn’t get any better than that! “
As tough as it may be sometimes, never be afraid to be who you are. Be purple today and pink tomorrow. It’s whatever you decide. Find people who accept you for you. If the people you are around want you to stay the same way forever, drop them now! Development and growth is about changing. Once you’ve made those changes, find people who are doing the same thing you’re doing–growing. It makes life easier. If you’re around people who think, act, and do the things you do in reference to changing and growing, no one will pressure, question, or debate you on your choices.
| I guess it’s true what they say, Naked is a form of art.