Anger can be an ugly beast. Yes, sometimes, there is room for righteous anger. The kind of anger we feel when we think justice has not been served, or when we’re angry that something cruel and heartless has happened. Perhaps, we feel we have a right to be angry when senseless acts take place, and lives are lost or hurt.
Archives For True Self
It took me a long time to learn to love myself. I grew up in an Asian culture where I was taught to be selfless, and to always put the needs and desires of other people before my own. The expectation was to never think of myself first, as that was selfish. My parents’, siblings’, relatives’, and friends’ needs and wants, all took priority over mine. It was ingrained in me to put my own needs and desires last. Pleasing others was more important than pleasing myself. Self-sacrifice was honorable.
Who among us is perfect? As human beings, is it possible for us to be perfect creatures who never make mistakes? No, it is not possible. We may live our lives the best we can and try not to harm anyone, but we are not perfect and to expect perfection in ourselves and others is not a realistic or healthy expectation.
It was not easy for me to find my true self. It took many, many years of being my everyday self before I realized that I wanted to live my life as my true self. You may ask, what is my true self and what is my everyday self?
In my previous post, What Joy Means To Me, I stated that the meaning of joy for me is being my true self. In this post, I would like to expand on my discussion of the true self.