I find it crazy ironic that we complain about compromising especially with materialistic shit, and how we should just live and all that. It’s funny because I don’t think most of us realise that we have already compromised so much of our identity by establishing ourselves to the rest of the world. And to the mirror.
I am funny and I am smart. Therefore if I’m serious or act dumb it’s just a mood, it’s not actually “me”.
I have a huge ego and I don’t like listening to people.
It is who I am, so deal with it or do not. I am me. I will not change.
Why establish yourself when you can be every single thing without being an ass about it. I find that a lot of people are overly defensive when it comes to their identity. I used to be like that too. I think it’s because either we love who we are, or we’re resistant to the change. Or maybe it’s just an ego issue. If it’s the first, and you’re comfortable with it, TRULY, actually comfortable then that’s great. If it’s any of the latter two, then know that there exists a quote which is beautiful and perfect for this scenario; “You are under no obligation to be who you were five minutes ago.”
And if we do compromise, don’t blame overt conditioning or such external factors,
know that we are responsible.