“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”- Anais Nin
This quote speaks volumes to me because it speaks the truth. We all try so hard to be like everyone else that we forget to be ourselves. We are caught up trying to not stand out because we are afraid to be a individual. You need to look at yourself in the mirror(literally and metaphorically) now and again- not to be vain, but to see who you really are. People are noticed more often when they are different and not like everyone else. Society says you have to be a certain way and that is just not true. Be true to yourself!
This quote also means to not be shy. Don’t be afraid to speak up. We all want to be heard and what you may need to say may possibly change the world.
I was always a shy child which meant I didn’t always have a lot of friends but I’m working to change that. You don’t need a lot of friends but if you have a few I think you are doing alright. It is better to have a few true friends rather then have a bunch of fake ones.