Being Somebody Else

How is it that we try so hard to be perfect, but in the process we end up copying or envying other people? I keep trying different methods of self-improvement, organization and writing styles, all taken from other people’s advise and it doesn’t fit the person I am.  I can definitely relate to a quote by E.E. Cummings I read today:
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

E. E. Cummings  A Poet’s Advice (1958)

August 7, 2012

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