How To Be You

Don’t listen

When they tell you what to love

Don’t listen

When they tell you what to hate

Don’t listen

When they tell you who to love

Don’t listen

When they tell you who to hate

Don’t listen

When they tell you what to do

Don’t listen

When they tell you how to feel

Don’t listen

When they tell you how to live

Question everything

“How To Be You” is a poem that first appeared on Lifesfinewhine. The older I get, the more I crave wanting to be my authentic self. As a teenager I think we are all pressured to be a certain way. Anything out of the norm is ridiculed. However, the older I get the more I realise that my real self is what makes me happy. I like how I am and who I am. “How To Be You” is inspired by this growing urge within me to unapologetically be myself. Hope you enjoy the poem and let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below.

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41 thoughts on “How To Be You

    1. Yeah I’m lucky to understand this at an early age. If you spend your life trying to please others you will never be happy yourself.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. Yeah it’s very easy to become a people pleaser but it’s a lot more fun to do what you want to do and live your own life the way you see fit.

  1. Happy blessed wonderful Easter. May source shower on you and family unlimited love and countless smiles and happiness and light 🙏🙏

    1. De omnibus dubitandum- I read that some time ago and have decided to live by it because that is the only way you can live an organic life😁😁

  2. Whole industries exist to tell people what to think. Advertising, what to buy, PR what to think and believe; too many of us have our minds taken over by these.

    1. That is so true. There’s a large part of the media telling us what to look like and act like and unfortunately too many people fall for it but it’s important to know yourself and what’s truly right and wrong.

  3. Dear Pooja,
    thanks for a stopover and liking my work, just because of such nice gesture, I am introduced to your blog.your work are authentic, interesting and genuine, I appreciate your work.
    keep blogging

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by and go through my blog. I really appreciate it.
      All the best!

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