There is so much in society pushing us towards liking what is trendy
- in many cases there is a strict code even for what to think and mean.
And there is so little that encourages us to think for ourself,
to figure out what is right and wrong.
My whole life I've had a clear inner voice telling me what is me;
what I like
and what I think is right and important in life.
I've tried to ignore my inner voice and to blend in,
but I've never managed, really,
and to a large degree I've had no other option but to "be me",
to the great sorrow of my family,
in particular my parents
and in part my children,
who many a time have wished that their mamma were more mainstream and ordinary
and less visible.
It is painful not to be like everybody else,
but to me it has been even more painful to try to be
somebody I'm not.
When I try,
I feel like I cease to exist
and it feels like my life is without meaning.
Since I've learned to accept that I am the person I am
and that there is no point in trying to be somebody else,
I've felt like I'm on solid ground.
I have me
and I know that I can trust myself.
So it is heartfelt when I say
(and yes, I know that to be is written with only one e..)
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