POPULARITY IS FOR MEDIOCRE PEOPLE

Real people turn up and say, "This is who I am" - because they don't give a fuck what the group thinks. That's authentic.

Popularity is a much admired and desired way of being. But there’s a big price to pay.

Popular people turn up and ask, “Who do you want me to be?”, because they want to fit in with the group and be liked. They are the people who have lots of “friends” who like their posts on Instgram and Facebook, and so they become the envy of those who don’t have as many likes, because they’re not as popular as her or him.

It’s a game, and it’s complete bullshit. And the price you pay for being liked by everyone is your fucking soul. Yep, your very being is compromised as you go around wearing a social mask – the mask of acceptance – and carefully curate your social media image.

Real people turn up as themselves

Real people turn up and say, “This is who I am” – because they don’t give a fuck what the group thinks. That’s authentic. And that’s what Real YOU is all about – making that stand for who you are, even in the face of adversity and hostility.  

It’s tough because you live in a world where everyone is trying to make you like everyone else. And so the moment you dare to stand out from the crowd there will be “haters”. As the saying goes, “They’ll hate you if you’re pretty, they’ll hate you if you’re not, they’ll hate you for what you lack, and they’ll hate you for what you got.”

Fuck them. You have to take a stand for who you are, for what drives you, and why you do what you do. And yes, it does take a heck of a lot of courage. What if it turns out that you’re a fool? Or if other people laugh at you? What will people think? Well I can tell you what they’ll think. They will think terrible things. They think terrible things about you anyway. 

Be the person who moves, inspires, and gives others the opportunity to express their own magnificence. Be the person who makes that difference, and to hell with what anyone else thinks.

You got this!

Richard Sauerman
Richard Sauerman
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