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3. Accept who you are
接纳你自己

The biggest discovery that any of us can make is discovering who we really are. A lot of times we try to be somebody else because we want to portray a particular image in life. No matter how much you try, this “fake” personality will never work out and you will never be able to feel at peace and in balance with yourself.

我们每个人所能做出的最伟大的发现就是发现自我。很多时候我们想成为另一个人,因为我们想让自己在生活中扮演另一个独特的角色。不论你多么努力地去为此做出努力,对这个“虚假”的人格的追求都不会成功,而且你也无法感觉到内心的平静与平和。

When I gave up my attempts and accepted who I was (basically a nerd) I started feeling so much better. This discovery made me realize my strengths and feel confident around strangers and generally in any situation. Yes, I am not a social butterfly but I am also not the one who will sit in the darkest corner of the room during a party.

当我放弃了这种尝试而去接纳我自己(书呆子)的时候,我感觉好多了。这个发现让我意识到了我自己的长处,并且让我在与陌生人相处时感觉更有自信。没错,我不是交际花,但我也不是那个在聚会中独自一人呆坐在黑暗角落中的那个人。