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Jason has Asperger's and struggles to develop his social skills.

Don’t be afraid of who you are


Everyone has goals in life in every part of themselves to create their own quality of life.  A goal we set in our mind entraps our instinctive vision of the framework of our beliefs.  Sometimes there are people who try and hurt us to get to the very inner core of all of this.  Instead of letting this get to us, think about how you want your quality of life to be like.  Nobody wants to be somebody else unless you are a follower.  Lead yourself to the very actions which could potentially give you the best quality of life for yourself.  Being a leader is very important because it makes people want to follow whatever you do.  If you do what others do instead of what you want to do, you never amount to anything unless it is a truly good thing to do.  Being afraid of who you are shows the world you can’t live your life the way it is meant to be.

My life is meant to succeed and any life is meant to succeed.  I am in this run with everyone else and even though it may seem like a slow steady run, it is a run to the finish.  The others who ran faster are panting and tired out, never finishing the race.  As I pass one person to the next, I think to myself the very nature of my goal. I know a lot of people who try to propel themselves in to the spotlight because they feel they are special.  Nobody is more special than the next.  We need to discover who we are and wait our turn. The ones who cut in line are the ones who don’t make any sacrifices and eventually fade away.  The respect anybody gets is deserved when you do something with hard work with what you like to do to get to the top.  Many people say special is what special does, well, it is true. Sounds like something Yogi Berra might say.

The past few weeks I have had a fun and crazy time.  The fun part made me realize my gifts in this life, but the crazy parts gave me a sense of reality; the reality of discovering who cares about me and who are phony. I know what I like to do and I want to do more with what I like to do.  Sometimes you have to move on forward to do more in your life.  Sometimes things are just not meant to be and sometimes they are very truly meant to be.   Together the rich sweet areas of your life (and mine) need to be in control.  We need to control our own destiny to fulfill our lives.

If you can fulfill your life, you can become whoever you intend to be.  If you believe something for yourself, do it.  If you want to challenge someone even an authority figure because you believe they are doing something wrong, do it.  It is always good to question someone who you feel is doing something wrong (against the laws of the government and/or against the laws of ethics).

Don’t be afraid to be who you are! People have been afraid all too often in the past.