I am supposed to be unique and different.

Do you strive to be unique and different or is blending in and being average the objective?

Being your unique and authentic self can be challenging at times. There are social pressures to follow the rules, to be like your peers, don’t rock the boat, or fit in.

During the 2017 Kids Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres had the audience take this oath.

“I am good enough just as I am.
I am supposed to be unique and different.
I’m not supposed to be like everyone else.
I promise to be kind to people.
I promise to brush my teeth every day and floss.”

Remember, there is only one you. So don’t deprive the world of it by trying to be someone else.

Put your hand on your heart and say:

I choose to be me.