In the past few weeks I have received the same compliment from three different people. These three people I have met at three different stages of my life and have known in three different capacities.
“What’s great about you is that you don’t give a shit about what anyone else thinks, you just do you.”
I have never necessarily thought this about myself; not ever as compliment at least. I know that I can be selfish or a brat at times: high maintenance. I never follow a set plan or a certain set of ideals when maybe I should. I go with the flow, with my own flow, no matter if my waves disrupt the water around me.
It’s something that I’m working on, and somethings that I tend to think of as my greatest flaw.
To learnt hat not one but three people find this trait admirable and envy it is… I don’t know… It feels uplifting. It feels like, maybe, I still have a lot to learn about myself. Everyday so many things happen and are interpreted so differently by every person.
What I have realised is that the world is so much larger than my own perception. What I view as something bad can also be viewed as good, or even great, to someone else.
And that’s it. You can take it or leave it, appreciate it or ignore it.
I’ll continue to just do me.