“Just be yourself”
As if it’s that easy.
There’s a reason it isn’t easy. There’s a reason people struggle with “just” being themselves.
It’s because “just be yourself” is a convenient lie
told to keep us confused and distracted in a world where we are conditioned to believe we are never good enough and that we always need improving.
In this world, it’s not as simple as “just” being yourself because every aspect of that self is under scrutiny and sometimes just being yourself can get you shamed, ostracized, or even killed.