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For some reason, when I think about who I am at a core, this quote always comes to mind. It sums up my entire being in one sentence. My personality can be difficult to handle. I tend to be brutally honest, pessimistic, and cynical. Yet, believe it or not, my friends think I’m hilarious. Of course, this personality type is typically hated or loved. You’re with me 100% or you’re not with me at all.
And that’s okay.
It easier to know who my true friends are. I try to be the truest form of myself at all times. Authenticity means a lot to me. I can apply this quote to almost any moment in my life where I have had to ask myself what decision to make.
Here are some reasons I tend to be hated for who I am:
- I am a Christian.
- I am pro-life.
- I believe citizens have a right to arms.
- I won’t work at a job that makes me miserable.
- I won’t lie to you to spare your feelings.
- My likes and dislikes are pronounced.
- I tend to babble.
- I am cynical.
- I am a pessimist.
- I am a feminist.
- I am an introvert.
- I am a “skinny fat person.”
- I laugh at politically incorrect jokes.
- I make politically incorrect jokes.
Those are just a few of the reasons. All are things I could lie about or try to suppress, but why should I have to? Would it make me happier? Would being more “likable” make me feel better about who I am? No, probably not. Anyone who has hidden their true self knows how miserable it is.
That is why this quote is one of my favorites. It’s better to be hated than to live a lie.
What do you think? What traits or beliefs do you have that make people hate you?