This quote resonates very deeply with me. Being who you are is about letting the beautiful and unique qualities about yourself shine so brightly that you are never mistaken for anything but who you really are. The opposite of fake. Genuine and true.
I'm done putting up with this. Some people have a narcissistic view of friendship. As long as you do what I say, we can be friends. Or, I'm your pretend friend because it makes me feel good about myself to say I have friends.
Oh my gosh! This is what I mean when I say I lived a lie - but I did not live the lie. I really loved, I really needed love, I built a family. I was lied too, he lived the lie and fooled me and everybody else. I am not the liar!