Just Be Yourself!

Date published: Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

I recently rejoined Facebook, after a five-year break.

Now, please don't look me up and please don't waste your time trying to tune into my timeline. There's nothing to see. I was just joining up because I wanted to read an article. I'm sure I'll be gone again in a heartbeat.

This morning, I had a look through some of the old posts from the past. When I say 'the past', I mean around 2011. I have to tell you - it was totally embarrassing. To look back at some of the crap that I used to post, just made me realise how much I've learned and grown over the last five years. Back in 2011, I was on a deluded guru trip. I kept trying to convince the world that I was some kind of marketing guru - just like those clowns on YouTube who rent Lambos and make get rich quick videos.

Of course, I was a terrible liar and nobody bought it - but it was really strange to see that material and to think about how far I've come.

People who try to butter themselves up by presenting the world with slightly deluded, fake credentials aren't bad people. It's just that they have low self-esteem. That's certainly the category that I was in.

However, one thing I've learned from life is that the closer you get to the real you, then the more you'll be appreciated.

Would you like to be popular?

Well, that's a shame. I can't help you with that! However, what I can tell you is that if you want to make real friends and if you want to attract positive people and opportunities into your life then all you have to do is be authentic. That's all we want from you. It's all you need. Just be yourself.

I'll leave you with a message that I just posted on Facebook. It's probably my last ever Facebook post.

Rock the night,

DC




Having (temporarily!) rejoined Facebook after a four-year break, I've been on a deletion marathon - going through all of the rubbish that I posted from the past. Now, I'm not going to say that I've changed personality. I haven't. However, I certainly wouldn't dream of posting material like that again. If you missed it, then most of my posts were a combination of pretending to be a marketing guru and also reposts of Richard Dawkins quotes. What a load of rubbish!

Also, looking back at some of the interactions with my school buddies from the past was slightly miserable as well. All I could see was example after example of people having a go at each others' self-esteem. Playground bullying. Usually, it would be something to do with a person's looks that would be at the centre of the mockery. With me, it was my height. Other people got it much worse. Deleting all of those people from my Friend's List was the right decision.

There is a lot of negative energy on Facebook. I don't expect to ever be popular here and as a matter of fact, I'll probably be leaving soon - but if anyone out there does read this, then - for what it's worth - I just want to beam out a vibe, from me to you, which is positive, encouraging and authentic.

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