Just Be Yourself, Who Knows, You Might Like It

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker 69190

 I see far too many people in this world that make the mistake of attempting to be what they feel others will like. They step outside themselves in an effort to "fit in" and don't convey their true personality. To me this is a recipe for disaster, as you can not really act forever. This comes off as forced behavior and people will see through it.

 Your best bet in this life is to just be who you are. No, not everyone will accept you and some times you will even run into to people they may not actually like you. But in all honesty, you may not like them either so what's the difference. Is it really that important to be a part of the crowd? Chameleons have an uncanny knack for blending into their surroundings. I on the other hand want to do no such thing.

 I would rather be myself and stick out in the crowd. Just because everyone is not exactly like you doesn't mean that you are less than. If anything it's better to be different because most people really get tired of the same old thing. Besides you might be surprised by the number of people who truly will accept you for who you are. And it's always easier to left the burden of putting on a show.

 Being true to ones self has become something of a lost art in this world. We live in a society where what is "normal" is dictated to it's inhabitants on a regular basis and quite frankly there isn't a soul alive today that truly fits the definition of normal. It's not worth the time nor the effort for anyone to attempt to embrace the delicate boundaries of normalcy. Go ahead and be a freak of nature, you'll be happier than you would be with the constant act.

 

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Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
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No matter where you go...there you are.     Good Post

Feb 28, 2009 07:34 AM #7
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Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

Didn't someone write a song titled "I Gotta Be Me"?

Living in the state where phony was created I couldn't agree with you any more than I do and that's 100%.

Feb 28, 2009 08:41 AM #8
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Jamie Boney
Mungo Homes - Columbia, SC

Jl- you will never be "normal" in my eyes!!!

Feb 28, 2009 08:41 AM #9
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Bill- You're not alone in those thoughts.

Claude- It's a scientific fact.

Cameron- Well I certainly appreciate it,  figured you would.

Jamie- I've heard that line before.

Feb 28, 2009 10:17 AM #10
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Julie Chapman
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JL and Jamie,

I am going to have to separate the two of you on AR.....

JL,

Who says you stand out in a crowd....you seem perfectly normal to us me.

Feb 28, 2009 10:27 AM #11
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Hi JL

Your post is outstanding, we should always be who we are, not what others want us to be.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

 

Feb 28, 2009 10:31 AM #12
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Julie- Try as you may there is no stopping us. Thanks guys Julie!

Feb 28, 2009 10:32 AM #13
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Lou- It's the only way to be in my mind.

Feb 28, 2009 10:32 AM #14
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
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But JL...

Would you REALLY want to be who you are if you were ME? Now, think about that.

Feb 28, 2009 11:37 AM #15
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

JL, I had this exact discussion even in the blogging area with another Rainer months ago about blogging style and content. The conclusion unanimously all around: be yourself. It is the old "who else are you gonna be??"

Feb 28, 2009 01:24 PM #16
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

JL,

I find it easier being myself.  I have a short term memory and can't remember who I played last so I just stay in character.  ME......

Feb 28, 2009 01:26 PM #17
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John Cannata
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Amen JL.  There are far too many fake people in the world.

Feb 28, 2009 03:44 PM #18
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I try to be me.Some people like me some dont. Thats the way it goes. There are too many fake people in the world already.

Feb 28, 2009 10:33 PM #19
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Richard- Well now that you put it that way.

Gary- People will eventually see through your efforts to mask yourself.

Don- Best way to be I assure you.

John- I agree completely.

Laura- No need to add to the crowd.

 

Mar 01, 2009 05:03 AM #20
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Roy A. Peterson
Domicile Analysis of Texas - El Paso, TX
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JL, you make a good point, I'm who I am, whether you like it or not. I'm pretty easy going and as most can see I do not hold back on much and I'm not here to impress nobody either. I joke around a lot and try to keep my posts simple and to the point while having fun. LOL

                                 This the mask I wear when I'm on A/R, Beautiful.

 

                               

                                              ~ Life is Good

 

 

Mar 01, 2009 12:11 PM #21
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Roy- There is no need to hold back my friend, I'll take you just the way you are. Nice mask though.

Mar 01, 2009 02:22 PM #22
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Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
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People are either gonna love you or hate you. Be yourself and make it easier for them.

Mar 03, 2009 12:11 AM #23
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Kevin- I make it as easy as possible, thanks for stopping by.

Mar 03, 2009 02:21 AM #24
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Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Hell JL I have a hard enough time being myself to go out and pretend to be someone I'm not....this is great advice for people hopefully some of the people who do that will read and learn....but more then likely they will not....they probably hate me anyway I don't care.....peace zane

Mar 04, 2009 03:39 AM #25
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Zane- Fake people never really learn in my opinion, but maybe there is hope for them yet.

Mar 04, 2009 06:43 AM #26
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