Don't look for society to give you permission to be yourself. -Steve Maraboli


Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself. – Jared Chan

When you understand that society is a rigid construct of hierarchical dominance borne out of a necessity for stability and the expression of aggression, you’ll understand that no one is going to give you permission to do anything, unless it’s to submit to their will and work for them, essentially becoming them. 

Therefore, in order to be yourself, you must fight for your existence and become more than just another cog in the system. You must integrate your aggression with nobility and become just as strong, if not stronger, than the monsters who are trying to crush you. You must fortify yourself in every way, emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, and in your chosen craft.

As every single part of who you are will be tested as society crushes you into the ground exposing all of your weaknesses. In order to save yourself, you must be able to stand back up with courage and let your enemies know that if they bite that they will get bitten.

In order to survive become a harmless and safe cog in the system, in order to thrive become a powerful hero who is strong enough to conquer giants, brave enough to slay dragons, and creative enough to integrate change into the rigid dominance hierarchy, thus transforming society. It’s your choice, conform or transform.

You’re more powerful than you realize and if you choose the path of transformation, as you transform so will the world around you, your true power will manifest and those around you will fear the originality and authenticity that you speak and live out, yet it will be undeniable, even to your enemies.  So you can see why society would never want you to be yourself, as you are too disruptive, and you’d take too much power away from societal constructs.

So don’t wait for society to give you permission because your true-self is actually awaiting your permission.

By Jared Chan


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