"be true to yourself"
Bravo! Its astonishing how so many people are living a live of self delusion and denial - image more than substance, and its soooo obvious who is doing it. Its pointless going down that road .... There was a recent cracking quote from Bill Gates on this kind of issue during a speech to pupils at an American High School, when he gave 11 rules for teens:
Rule1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule2: The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself
Rule3: You will NOT make $50,000 a year straight out of High School
Rule4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a Boss
Rule5: Flipping Burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your GrandParents had a different word for burger flipping - "Opportunity"
Rule6: If you mess up, its not your parents fault, so dont whine about your mistakes - learn from them and move on.
Rule7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills and listening to you talk about how cool you are.
Rule8: Your School may have done away with winners and losers, but Life has NOT.
Rule9: Life is not divided into Terms. You don't get Summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you "find yourself". Save the World in your own time.
Rule10: TV is not real. In real life, people have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule11: Be nice to Nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one!
I Love the last one