It was online, and it involved a dude.
My first reaction was: WHATTT!!! (Right?)
My second reaction was: Oh, nice. She thought being me would help her pick up a babe! I’m flattered.
My third reaction was: Hmmm, that’s sad. She doesn’t think she’s enough just as she is.
Which begs the question: To be ourselves? Or not to be?
So many of us think we’re not good enough, that we’re supposed to be something other than who we are, to get what we want. But I’m convinced who we are uniquely is one of the most beautiful things we can understand and embrace. Once we do, we’ll realize we are enough. We’ll know we were never meant to fit a prototype, to be someone else. We’ll be our quirky, idiosyncratic selves, and it’ll be a gift to the world.
Our quest for better and change, then, should not be in our personality but in our character. Maybe a lot of us are not good enough in terms of our integrity and ability to love others well. We can and should work to fix that.
But let’s be us.