I am what I am doctor you ain’t gotta love me”- Brother Ali

John - Putney, Vermont
Entered on March 25, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

“I am what I am doctor you ain’t gotta love me”- Brother Ali

In life, I believe that I will have many friends and many enemies, but in the end I will be myself whether you like me or hate me. I am always myself and that’s what makes me who I am. I know a lot of people who try to be like others to make them selves different. For me, I look up to others but I don’t try to be them. Everyone in life is unique in there own way, like a piece of literature or ones writing piece, they are all similar but different in a special way. I believe that whoever I am I will learn to love, even if someone doesn’t like me, that won’t change me.

Being myself is important to me. It creates character and builds my life around who I am. If I’m not myself, then how am I supposed to know who I am? I would never know and I would live life like a mystery. When I was younger, I always wanted to be Kobe Bryant, a professional basketball player. I loved everything about him and still do. He is famous, successful, one of the greatest players to play the game, and he plays for my favorite team. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized I don’t want to be him; I just want to idolize his abilities and success. If I was him, I would never have known the people around me and the friends that I have. I’m sure that not everyone likes me, anyone will always have an enemy. Even Kobe Bryant who has everything he would ever want has enemies. I believe that I am a great person through all the doubts I have about myself or talents that I lack. Anybody who can’t accept themselves needs to learn you are who you are and you can’t be anyone else.

“I am what I am doctor you ain’t gotta love me”- Brother Ali, is simply saying that I will be who I want to be, it doesn’t matter what you think of me. I stand by that quote because I only want to be me and no one can take that from me. Being myself is like a species of animal, they are who they are and that’s what makes their species a species. A species isn’t like another species, they are their own, and that’s what makes them unique. I am what I am whether you love or hate me.