“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings
Rare is the person who is authentic. Almost every man strains to give the appearance of qualities and a temperament which he does not possess, all in an effort to gain the approbation of others he feels he needs to be himself.
The logic is circular. So too is the experience. Rather than moving onward and upward from day to day, those who are not themselves are condemned to circle and re-encounter their own wake, like a man in a rowboat pulling on just one oar.
When you become who you are life ceases to become repetitive. Your every expression is unique and your influence makes all things new. You begin to pull on both oars and your movement is progressive, purposeful and consistent. You no longer seek or need the approval of others, not from disdain or arrogance, but from the confidence that comes only when you are truly being yourself.