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"I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not."

As people, we tend to tweak our interests and dislikes and even mannerisms around groups of other people we know (or don't know). Around your parents, you censor out all the swear words in your vocabulary. Around your friends, you're boisterous and open about your life. In a crowd of people you don't know, you're quiet and keep to yourself.

But there are certain people who have a fear of being hated, or looked down on, or rejected by everyone. These people are made up of a multitude of different personas -- personas they create upon meeting new people or learning new things about certain folk. Whatever they like, the persona likes. Whatever they hate, the persona hates. The real person carefully evaluates their subject, slowly becoming the perfect image of a friend of theirs so they can feel loved, even though it's killing the real one inside, because the persona is just a persona -- not a living truth.

They strive to be themselves, but they can't. They fear rejection. And eventually, underneath all the outer shells of lies, they become buried and can't find their true self anymore.

These people are called "sheeple" -- they follow what everyone else is doing, just to make life easier for them, when it only asphyxiates them and makes life twice as hard.

You chose. Be a thousand different people to make everyone happy -- ones that you don't even truly care about -- or be one person, you're own person, and have only a few people truly love you for who you are, not who you're pretending to be.

"You were born original -- don't die a copy."
I'm putting up journal entries as deviations that I've made in the past that I really enjoyed and thought that people should be able to favorite them if they wanted to.

This first one I'm putting up for today is about a great majority of our teenage population, but I was hoping one person in particular would read it and understand and follow it. Whether they did any of these or not, I'll never know, but I've heard that it's opened a some other Sheeple's eyes.
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DRA3-NER0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind if I print this off and show people this would impact the most?
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SpoonyChan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not at all! That's what I made it for, after all.
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sheepish-Bunbert Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds bluntly accurate.
Thanks for writing a visual for the human nature~
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OldSoulX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
absolutely.
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JetKamakura Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I love this. Thank you. It's so true!
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TheAcidRomance Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
This is really interesting, very philosophical of you. I enjoy this because almost everyone has either gone through this experience or observed it in others. You must have done one or the other b/c you seem to speak from experience. Sometimes the only way to get out of something like that is to almost literally run away. Leave everything behind and do one of those hippie 'spiritual journeys'. Sometimes it'll bring back the true you, sometimes it won't. Depends on how strong you are. Awesome write, Spoony. :)
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SpoonyChan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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gabbyv23 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
and then the wolves come and find out and eat them.poor sheep :C
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MissPicture Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
This is so true.
Awesome journal entry.
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RoneDude Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
The great majority of the population has met you, or you them? Sorry to voice a diffrence in an opinion but this is unfortunatly not true. Most people do this in highschool then they change in college and wanna be opposites so while I AGREE that its partially true its also complete bull. Love it though ^^
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