Block 3: Identity

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I remember watching a comedy years ago where one of the socially awkward characters was going on a date and seeking advice.
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“Just be yourself” was the advice.
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Of course, the date went horribly wrong and our hapless character sought a debrief.
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“I know I said be yourself, but that’s just what you say”, explained his chum, “you should never ever be yourself on a date.”
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What if we did dare to be ourselves?
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If we are ourselves and the date goes wrong, maybe he or she is not the person for us.
If we are ourselves and we don’t get the job, maybe it’s not the right job.
If we are ourselves and our friends can’t accept us, maybe it’s time to get new friends.
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What if you had the courage to be disliked?
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What if you had the courage to be your authentic self without apology?
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