Wednesday, July 14, 2010

your best and your worst

I love this quote that I found on Flickr. It makes me think about someone who has seen me at my best and proud of me and at the same time has also there when I was at my worst and still be there for me. For sure everyone will say that when you meet that "someone", you have to keep him/her. You have to be thankful that he/she is always be beside you. The more important thing for me other than having someone who's always be by your side is to be myself. I really believe that when you're being you, no matter what, people will appreciate you more. To be nobody but yourself.
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.
~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal
(image source: by lovebeatsparanoia on flickr)