14 september 2017
Be your true self
Fredrich Nietzche once said “The individual has always struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the the privilege of owning yourself.” In my opinion, I believe this quote is true. Many people feel like they have to be a certain way for society to like them. When in reality, they want to be true to to themselves, but they are fearful of judgement.
Growing up as a “gay kid” wasn't exactly easy. During my childhood I was not accepted for who I was. There were days when I would walk into class and nobody would want to sit next to me. This took a toll on me I felt unwanted and very different in order for them to like me I would have to act “straight.” A way that most of society would want me to act. I would not be able to be myself my real self. I would have to be a stereotypical “straight” man.
My life changed for the better when I relocated to a new school. It was nerve wracking for me going to a new environment not knowing what my future would look like. I...