Being different from others is not always easy.
Thinking differently, acting differently, even speaking differently causes those who are not comfortable with themselves to experience something they are not used to.
We get picked on, made fun of, and even ostracized for just being who we are. It is easy to internalize those experiences and feel like there is something wrong with us.
To be strong means to be steadfast in our commitment to be true to ourselves, to being honest and open, even if those around us don’t understand.
It is important, very important.
For if we do not stand strong in our determination to be who we really are, regardless of whether is makes others uncomfortable or not, then we loose the chance to inspire others to be themselves.
We may not realize it, but their eyes are on us as well. If we allow ourselves to be true, then they know it is okay for them to be true as well.
Each person standing up and not allowing others to bully them is the strongest statement of support for all of us to be authentic!