Even your friends shouldn't know 100% of you

Don't get me wrong I love my friends but I've realized one thing lately.
When it comes to certain things, especially when it comes to my long-term friends that I've had for 5+ years, they don't hold back.
Sure. That's a good thing.
But over the years I changed.
Some things that I said I would never do.
I did.
Some things that I said would never interest me.
Interest me now.
And that is nothing to be "ashamed" of, but sometimes, especially long-term friends, have this view of you that is pretty much cemented in their brains.
And sometimes these long-term friends have the power to put you in that cemented-in-their-brains-view by brutally being brutally honest and telling you:
Your new hair sucks.
Your new shoes aren't pretty.
Or other things that all pretty effing hurt because again,
they're your best friends.
And it does not come out of bad will.
Pretty sure I could not hold back when my friend did something that was "radically" going against my picture of her.
But it comes so loosely out of our mouths because we're friends and we don't realize how it can make them but they certainly don't realize how it can break them.

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Take more time for yourself.

Despite that, we live in this society in which we want to display everything and immediately call (even if it's only subconsciously) for an opinion.
Keep some things to yourself. Learn this for yourself. Dress like this for yourself. Don't always put everything on display.
I want to end this article with some of my favorite quotes from my favorite Transcendentalist (aka hipster of ancient times) Ralph Waldo Emerson.

To be great, is to be misunderstood

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you

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