Finding someone in this world of posers who truly knows who he or she is a rarity. In this world we live in, people often go through life trying to imitate others in society without ever knowing who they are simply because they never take the time to find out. People can only find their true selves by taking a step back from the world and taking time to be alone in total solitude. One of the greatest pleasures in life is being able to have a moment of solitude to relax in your own thoughts which will open your eyes to new things. My eyes were opened to the importance of solitude several years ago. I did not intentionally take time out of my week to isolate myself, but the flu made time for me. Freshman year I was ill and my mother took my phone from me. I thought I was going to die from not being able to see insignificant people in my life post pointless pictures. Why was I so concerned about their irrelevant selfies? Teenagers, above any group, feel the need to be perfect, and they use other people around them, especially those on social media, to try and model themselves after. I found that I was overly concerned with using social media when there was absolutely no reason why I should be. I wanted to see everyone’s pictures to try and be like him or her, which caused me to move further away from my true self. When I finally realized I did not need to have my phone and social media to live, I was able to be alone in my own thoughts. I sat in my bed away from everyone and everything. No one came to bother me, and my thoughts flowed freely without the cancerous influence of the world. I sat there alone with no one to say I was wrong for what I was doing just because they did not like it. Now, I am not afraid to admit that I am an absolute weirdo, and no one can change that. I was always worried about what other people were going to think of me, but the time during my flu brought me out of my shell. Why should I care what they think about me...
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