It’s that time of year when we award people for not being themselves! They’ve already been given big bucks for pretending to be who they are not. Now they get to dress up and the actors who were able to be MOST like someone else get the Academy Award Oscar (and even more money to come).
The two “Oscars” certainly don’t see eye to eye.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I really like what Oscar Wilde said. Very catchy. Very memorable.
BUT I think Oscar W. actually missed the real point:
Even if we are trying to emulate or copy someone else – that IS who we are, a copy-cat. Right?
Even if we are out-spoken with certain people and watch what we say with others – that IS who we are, changing to meet ta certain situation. Right?
- When we say “Just be yourself” we are actually saying “Be better than who you are because I don’t care for who you are” or
- When we say “Just be yourself” we are actually saying, “Be different from who you are”. or
- When we say “Just be yourself” we are actually saying, “I have a different standard for you than you have for yourself”