just be yourself

“People with Down syndrome can do anything, they just do it at their own pace. Give them a chance and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations.”

“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful. I want people to stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ when I tell them my daughter has Down syndrome, because it’s a very naive statement.”

“If the average person could see the beauty Maddy has inside, how loving and caring she is and if that is what people measured beauty on, then most of the models in the world would have Down syndrome.”

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It’s patently bullshit. I think anyone who’s gone to school has heard this from teachers, maybe they’ve even heard it from their parents: “You just gotta be yourself.” But it’s very clear that they don’t really want you to be yourself because every time you express a viewpoint that doesn’t conform to their rigid standards of how a human being should conduct themselves, all the sudden it’s “What are you doing? You need to join the herd. You need to be part of the collective.” And you’re like, “Well, what about being myself?” “Yeah, you need to be yourself within the confines of the collective. What we meant when we said be yourself is that you’re the borg drone that’s fixing the power relays and uh that borg drone, by contrast, is working on the navigations array. So, you see how there’s a slight difference there. But yeah, you all have to be part of the collective. Individuality–that’s not allowed. We didn’t mean be yourself as in ‘be a unique person with your own thoughts, feelings, and opinions.’ We meant be yourself in the sense of 'be somewhat distinctive, but in a way that we can utilize you.”
—  The Amazing Atheist

Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.

Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are. Be yourself. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms. Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

Peace & Blessings,

Our Journey to Balance

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