You Are is an OK Thing
Pyle, Age 37, Married, Teacher, NY, NY, 1998
a teacher of children from three years old to twelve years old, I often
tell them, "Look, who you are is a really great thing. Don't worry
so much about trying to be anything. Don't worry so much about the
things that you don't do well enough or the things you don't have enough
of. Just strive to be OK with who you are. And, those things
will come in if those are the things that you're supposed to be doing,
if those are the things you're supposed to have." I don't necessarily
say these things in this way, it's kind of where I come from, I mean that's
how I try to live my own life. And it's taken me a long time to get
to that. I spent a long time really worrying about trying to be something,
or not doing enough, or not having enough. Just go from that experience.
So, what I try to give them is self accepting of who they are, not always
on what they do. But, if that's who they are, it's really an OK thing.
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