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Identities can be lost and found, despite their importance and significance. ANGIE SHUM reports on the changes that many people may experience and a guide to help prevent it. "Crème brûlee can never be jello, YOU can never be jello." When Julia Roberts stated this line to the vulnerable Cameron Diaz, in "My Best Friend's Wedding", she wasn't criticising the pros and cons of food, she was conveying her opinion on being yourself. Crème brûlee – a rich dessert containing chilled, custard with a caramelised topping, creating a delicious flavour as the smooth, creamy texture melts in your mouth. Jello – clear, bright, floppy and sweet or better known as jelly. How can crème brûlee even be compared to jello? Crème brûlee is crème brûlee and jello is jello. Just like these desserts, humans should stick to being who they are. In spite of this many humans tend to be persuaded into the unfortunate direction of changing themselves to suit the needs and interests of others. Princess Fiona, from Shrek strived to be the perfect princess that any knight in shining armour would dream of. However, she was hiding a deep, dark secret – an ogre. Princess Fiona was in fact an ogre and she was hiding this side of her because she thought others would think she was ugly and repulsive. Nevertheless, Shrek, another ogre, discovered her inner beauty. Beauty that was far beyond appearances. As Helen Keller once said: "The best and most beautiful things in

the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart." Changing yourself to impress others cannot only lead you to embarrassment, but it can also be a simple approach for flushing your own personality down the toilet. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762) once stated, "I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise." Most reasons people transform themselves are due to lack of self-esteem and yes, the big "J" word. JEALOUSY. This emotion may also lead to despising others and even...
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