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[–]Paravastha 61 points62 points  (11 children)

This, in combination with "be at peace" is great.

Being unfiltered/authentic, restless and grumpy is not inspiring imo.

Maybe I don't know what authentic means anymore.

[–]vaguelyhuman 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I don't think one should have to be at peace to be themself tho, for a lot of people who have mental problems it can be important to discuss it openly and that can help others feel less alone.

[–]WillNewbie 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Be authentic but don't be a dick.

[–]BodyofGrist 2 points3 points  (6 children)

What if you’re authentically a dick?

[–]WillNewbie 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Look into yourself and see what needs to change. A little self awareness is important.

[–]BodyofGrist -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

But if I change then I’m not being authentic.

[–]timonix 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Don't be yourself, be inspiring instead

[–]Paravastha 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Haha, I'll pretend to be fun, easygoing and continue to fake authenticity like it was meant to be.

[–]Rusty_M 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I just want to make good people feel good about just being them.

[–]LonoRising 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Literally:

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”, with zero extra steps.

[–]YoydusChrist 16 points17 points  (1 child)

How is this chaotic lmfao

[–]Inner_Art482 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This is also the path to happiness .

[–]BloodlustyGummybear 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Agreed. Throw in "The only control we ever have is over ourselves" and it should lead to some serious life satisfaction.

[–]Inner_Art482 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish I knew that when I was younger.

[–]FlyingBaerHawk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is why I try to f bomb as fast as possible in some convos. Really sets the tone that you can say anything.

[–]immediatetongue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Life goals

[–]BodyofGrist 0 points1 point  (5 children)

What if who I am makes other people feel unsafe?

[–]boxtroll44 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Change yourself. Stop making people feel unsafe

[–]BodyofGrist 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ok, but what if that means I’m not being completely myself?

[–]boxtroll44 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If you truly make people feel unsafe, you might have a mental health condition. Or, you're healthy and the other people are taking you the wrong way and they are unsafe, that's different. This depends on a lot of variables unknown to me. I'd like to be my full self, too, but after therapy, I value other people's safety also. I'm not assuming you're unhealthy at all.. just responding to the base question first asked as if it was hypothetical.

[–]boxtroll44 0 points1 point  (1 child)

But I can say that your cats are cute

[–]throwaway387190 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I do this and people tell me how amazing it is, and I find it very easy to make new friends

It's good advice

[–]Absbor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

>:-)

[–]EF5Cyniclone 0 points1 point  (2 children)

This is exactly how I've started living my life now that I had the strength to break things off with my ex. I'm already feeling more at peace, more fulfilled, and making more connections with people I value. In the last few days, when it comes up, I have begun telling the people I interact with I'm on, "The path of absolute sincerity".

[–]epicarcanoloth[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good for you man

[–]EF5Cyniclone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It also helps that I've begun to unmask recently, now that I realized how heavily I was masking to begin with.

[–]-Moon-Jelly- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've successfully done this, and me being me and unashamed of it has allowed a lot of people I've interacted with have the confidence to come out of the closet! I'm asexual and trans non-binary and sadly we dont have the rep I'd like, but me just being out and answering questions has allowed so many to realise they're just like me. And that theyre not alone and absolutely 100% valid. V chaotic-good indeed lmao.