I’ve always had a hard time dealing with people who are different from me. I’ve been called every name under the sun by people who, for whatever reason, are not accepting of my cultural background, customs, or beliefs. I’ve also struggled with people who refuse to accept me for who I am, even to the point where I have to resort to changing my name.
In my experience, and I’m sure that this is a universal problem, the best way to deal with it is to just be yourself. If you are not comfortable communicating with people who are not like you, then you have no business being in a relationship with them.
I say this not to be judgmental. Its just that when people refuse to accept me, they’ve pretty much got to be the first people to tell me I’m wrong.
The issue is when people refuse to accept you. Its hard to get used to this behavior if youve already been a part of it for so long. The first step in changing your attitude is realizing that it is your attitude and not your body and lifestyle that are the problem. You can stop being so attached to your appearance and start being the person you want to be.
I’d like to give a special shout-out to my friend and colleague, Matt R, the owner of the fantastic lifestyle-nails site, lifestyle-nails.com. I really enjoy the site, especially the part where you can search for yourself and the people who can help you.
The good news is that we can all change our lifestyles, and a bit of creativity is all it takes. You don’t need to be a model, stylist, or stylist-in-training. You don’t need to spend hours a day perfecting your looks, because that’s not the problem. What you do need to be is a person with a sense of humor, an ability to be honest, and a willingness to change.
I’m not saying that you should just do the things that you like, but that you should do all those things that you enjoy doing. You dont need to become a fashion designer or stylist. You dont need to be an expert model, but you dont need to be a bad model either. You dont need to be a party animal, but you dont need to be a slob. What you need is a sense of humor, an ability to be honest, and a willingness to change.
One of the most important things that you can do to make yourself happy is to make sure that all of your friends are happy. So make sure you get together with your friends and spend time with them. It is important to keep in mind that the world is made up of people, so being the best friend you can can help to make it so that everyone around you has a sense of well being.
Life is too short to make friends with people who don’t make you happy. You only have so many hours in your day. Make the most of them.
I think it’s all-important to get together with friends to have fun, and to always try new things, but it’s also important to make sure that everyone around us is happy.