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How much effort do you put into just being yourself?

Asked by _zen_ (7854points) June 11th, 2011

Is it hard to be you? Is it exhausting? Like a difficult role in some obscure play?

Are you carefree and living one day at a time?

Somewhere in between? Each day is different?

How does it feel to be you?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

It’s easier than being Frank Zappa.That was tough

MilkyWay's avatar

Each day is different for me, I just take life as it comes.
Being me feels tiring sometimes, but the sense of eagerness and determination overpower that.

Cruiser's avatar

It is very hard to be me but I try and not sweat the details of life as I am carefree and living one day at a time!

Porifera's avatar

Yes, at times it does. There’s a lot of stuff I don’t understand in people and likewise, I don’t feel most people understand stuff about me. I like the way I am, and most of the hings I do and say are by choice and the result of different experiences and reflections of what in my opinion life is really all about. But some people don’t seem to understand that or even accept that people can be different. So at times, I wish I were more average or mainstream, or at least the idea I have of that and of people that go with the flow to make relationships easier and interactions smoother. But how can you live through other people’s ideas of how things should be?

JilltheTooth's avatar

I yam what I yam. No sweat.

thorninmud's avatar

When I feel I’m expending effort, it’s usually because I’m trying to be something I’m not.

Scooby's avatar

I like being me, it’s no effort at all… It maybe a little draining on others though, as I can be quite stubborn, just set in my ways! :-/

beckk's avatar

It’s quite easy to be me. I think it would be difficult to try and be someone I’m not and to be honest, I’m not willing to put forth the extra effort to try.

john65pennington's avatar

I am a Sag and Sag’s live each day at a time to the fullest. I am not a pretender. What you see is what you get.

I have been blessed with an outgoing personality. I never meet a stranger.

Take it or leave it…..........old John.

Hibernate's avatar

I’m not sure how it feel to be me [ I cannot explain ^^ ].

I don’t put any effort but sometimes I put effort into not being a jerk.

Mariah's avatar

No effort at all.
In fact, if it takes effort, I would reckon you’re not being yourself (general you, not you, zen).

CaptainHarley's avatar

@zen At this point, it feels virtuallly effortless, since I’ve had so many years of practice. : )

@Mariah I agree.

ucme's avatar

Anyone being genuinely true to themselves should, as a matter of course, find it as effortless as slipping into a silk robe & a pair of fwuffy bunny slippers. You can count me in all counts ;¬}

Facade's avatar

It’s definitely hard to be me. A lot of the time I wish I was someone else completely.

Blondesjon's avatar

I am a sum of my parts and the only part of me that has any difficulty at all is my liver.

i’m getting tired of seeing that little white flag pop out of my belly button and wave frantically around

ratboy's avatar

I strove mightily to me myself, but the effort finally exhausted me. Now I’m resigned to being someone else entirely.

rock4ever's avatar

It takes me 0 effort.

Berserker's avatar

It’s pretty easy. In fact, in the times that I’ve tried to alter myself when I found myself with people, for whatever reason I thought it a good idea to try, I found it pretty hard to not be myself and keep up a facade.
Sometimes being myself gets me some reactions I don’t like. I feel humiliated or weird, sometimes sad, but eh doesn’t everyone at times.

Seaofclouds's avatar

No effort for me. I’m pretty carefree, but I do have plans for the future (lots of them). I do the things I enjoy doing and I don’t have to worry about what other people think. It feels great being me. :) I wouldn’t want to be anyone else.

AshLeigh's avatar

It doesn’t really take effort…

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

None. It just happens.

Bellatrix's avatar

No. It isn’t a great effort to be me.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t really get the question. I guess it takes me more effort to pretend to be someone else for work.

wundayatta's avatar

Sometimes, I would try to not be myself, but it never worked. So I let it be, and I am myself, and the shit all flows downhill.

perspicacious's avatar

It takes no effort to just be me.

pashley_108's avatar

Some of the time its hard cause things get in the way of me being myself. Mostly just comes naturaly.

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