On Change vs. Being Who You Are
One of the things I’ve more understood lately was the concept of adapting how I behave to the context I was in. I’m aware that I’ve been doing this, but I was also constantly questioning it.
I’ve been wondering if I might be betraying myself, or perhaps this is psychologically unhealthy in the long term, to act against my familiar behavioural inclinations.
Then I came upon questioning the assumption that behaviour is always associated to who we truly are. And it turns out not to be true.
Changing how you behave doesn’t mean changing who you are.
Here are some of the notable differences in my behaviour:
- The gentle, sweet, nerdy person at home
- The perpetual learner who always strives for excellence at work
- The happy, confident guy in malls, cafes, and restos
Step out of your bubble once in a while, for your own good and self-improvement.