This I Believe

Carmon - Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Entered on December 1, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

Don’t Let Others Make You Who You Are

I believe that you can’t let others make you who you are. There are people in this world who want nothing more than to see people fail, struggle, and never succeed. People will see that you are doing better than they are, have more than they have, even look better than they look, and they will talk about you, put you down, and spread lies about you. I believe that they do this to make themselves feel better about who they are and what they are not. People can bring you down so bad that you lower yourself to their level and do the same to them and others before they do it to you. Now, before you know it, you’ve turned into someone just like them. You shouldn’t let this happen. It may be difficult at times to ignore them and continue living your life just as smooth, but by smiling and letting them see that they can’t bring you down will make them look at themselves. People need to stop worrying about what the other person is doing and trying to bring them down and concentrate on how they can make their own lives better. Who is one to judge another? No one walking this earth today is perfect, by far. At the same time, you can’t let what others think about you make you change who you are or the way you live or do things. You only have one life and you should live it to the fullest! People would judge you if you were completely perfect and if you succeed in life and you’re happy with yourself, than nothing that they say about you will matter.