Why do we work so hard to fit in?
We change so much about what makes us individuals so that we can blend in with the crowd, but if we thought about fitting in as it relates to our dreams, we would quickly realize that everyone who has done something great in the world did the opposite of fitting in. They believed in something outside of what was normal. Their faith and confidence in themselves is why we may know their names today.
Sometimes not fitting in can cause us to feel lonely, maybe we even get teased or bullied but it is important to be true to yourself, no matter what.
There is a quote by Daisaku Ikaeda says “Just as cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms all possess their own unique qualities, each person is unique. We cannot become someone else. The important thing is that we live true to ourselves and cause the great flower of our lives to blossom.”
So in what ways have you been cheating yourself from experiencing the greatness of who you really are? If you didn’t know it before, now you have permission to just be yourself.