Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 50’s Topic: Liking that people respect you for being you.
When it comes to one’s dignity, it’s important to like yourself for being you. Do you like who you are on a day-to-day basis? Could you be friends with yourself?
Basically, it’s a matter of seeing things from an outside perspective. Sure, we all reside in our own little worlds, but how does everyone else see us from their point of view?
For me, I like to think I am a likable person if you give me the chance. I respect people’s boundaries, I am considerate and I don’t try to change myself to put up a facade. Instead, I prefer being me every single day. Every single darn day.
That’s how I roll.
I get it. I am a geek. I am a nerd. Whatever you want to call me, it all doesn’t matter. It’s rather moot, really, because I know who I am. But beyond the surface, I am a hard worker, I am a deep thinker, I am someone with a new lease on life and I keep trying to strive for self-improvement each day.
I may have my emotional flaws, I am not perfect, but then again … who the heck is?
Perhaps it’s my perspective, but I guess over the years … it’s been apparent that people have naturally respected me more at least in comparison to how I was growing up as a kid. I was never the popular one in class, and let’s just say people could have given two craps if they saw me walk past them in the hallway.
But entering adulthood, something had to give. I could continue being invisible, or I could make my presence known in some facet. I wasn’t out to scare people or anything like that. I didn’t necessarily want a lot of crazy glory. I would probably be too embarrassed for that, in all honesty.
I guess what I really wanted more than anything was a sense of acknowledgement, a nod of sorts that I existed.
I didn’t want to be another face in the crowd. I wanted to be someone who stood out in a positive way.
But even throughout college, I never really got past this “problem” of mine. I was kind of just there on campus, never really sticking out and not really making much of an impression to be remembered, or so I thought.
Regardless, I have learned to push myself to be a bit more sociable, to be a bit more … friendlier and more approachable as a whole. Seriously though, I think I am a great guy at the moment. A very trustworthy and dependable person in plenty of ways.
It’s just nice to see others starting to see me in this ideal light. Earning this kind of respect is awesome.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction