In Others’ Words: You
“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.” ~Desiderius Erasmus (1466? – 1536) , Catholic priest
I gotta be honest with you: I wasted a lot of time thinking the only way I could be really, truly happy was if I was somebody else.
Someone more like you, maybe.
I spent a lot of time thinking being me wasn’t good enough, all the while thinking everyone else loved themselves with the same ferocity that I, um, didn’t like being me.
There are a great variety of freedoms in life. One of my most treasured freedoms was the day I decided to be me — and like myself for who I was.
In Your Words: Who wouldn’t want to embrace “the better part of happiness”? So tell me, how are you being “what you are”?