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stay true to oneself

stay true to oneself

Date: Sep 03 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

引語

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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. I really don’t pay attention to negative people, because I know who I am.”

First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking about the importance of believing in oneself (BrainyQuote)

定義

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follow one’s beliefs; be comfortable with who one is

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Many times throughout your life, people will try to change you. And change can certainly be good, but it’s always important to know who you are. What strong beliefs do you have? What do you never want to do? While we can change our opinions every day, it’s important to remember to stay true to yourself.

To stay true to oneself means to be independent and not needing of other people’s approval. Let’s say your friends smoke, and they want you to join, but you do not want to smoke. What do you do? Smoke because your friends tell you to, or stay true to yourself and not smoke?

Michelle Obama thinks that it is important to stay true to yourself, because acting the way other people want us to isn’t always the right thing to do. She says she doesn’t let negative people distract her, because she knows what kind of person she is.

Can you think of a situation when you had to stay true to yourself?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I felt like my job didn’t let me stay true to myself, so I decided to quit.”

“Karen always stays true to herself; she doesn’t let other people’s opinions affect her.”

“You should stay true to yourself. Don’t let other people change you.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

a2020 Believe in yourself.
作者 a2020
Manu4 Do what you believe
作者 Manu4
Be who you are. Do what you want.
作者 La Princesse de la vie
mandzhi It means that you should trust yourself and be yourself
作者 mandzhi
IQBAL77 Being true to yourself, remain completely honest with what you feel and communicating your feelings wholeheartedly both with self and others.
作者 IQBAL77

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willy1908

willy1908

Peru

I totally agree. Why we are wrong? Maybe everybody are wrong and we are right about something, and it could be the way to overcome a difficult situation, couldn’t it?

03:53 AM Oct 07 2015 |

Thyphuong

Thyphuong

Viet Nam

Hi Safaaomar,


I fully agree with you that we should always stay true to ourselves if we want to make  a good progress and succeed in our life.

06:30 AM Sep 06 2015 |

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Safaaomar

Egypt

It’s very important to stay true to yourself. Ten years ago, I couldn’t drive cars, but it was a must to know how to drive so I can depend on myself. No one  encouraged me. But I didn’t care with the ones who tried to scare me from driving. Anyway I went to a school where I can learn driving. Unfortunately, the one who was teaching me told me That I am so bad and from her point of view it’s a wast of time and money as well. In addition to that, in the ninth class I did an accident! 

I almost damaged her car. At that time I was so frightened as a result I promised the one who was teaching me that I  will pay for her to fix her car. Moreover, I will not take the last session!! 

After a week of thinking I recognised that if I didn’t continue learning driving, I will send a very clear message to my kids not to try again and again until they achieve their goals. Consequently, I phoned that Teacher And told her that I want to take the last session! 

Luckily, now I can drive well. Never give up and stay true to yourself. 

12:13 PM Sep 05 2015 |

Safaaomar

Egypt

It’s very important to stay true to yourself. Ten years ago, I couldn’t drive cars, but it was a must to know how to drive so I can depend on myself. No one  encouraged me. But I didn’t care with the ones who tried to scare me from driving. Anyway I went to a school where I can learn driving. Unfortunately, the one who was teaching me told me That I am so bad and from her point of view it’s a wast of time and money as well. In addition to that, in the ninth class I did an accident! 

I almost damaged her car. At that time I was so frightened as a result I promised the one who was teaching me that I  will pay for her to fix her car. Moreover, I will not take the last session!! 

After a week of thinking I recognised that if I didn’t continue learning driving, I will send a very clear message to my kids not to try again and again until they achieve their goals. Consequently, I phoned that Teacher And told her that I want to take the last session! 

Luckily, now I can drive well. Never give up and stay true to yourself. 

12:13 PM Sep 05 2015 |

Safaaomar

Egypt

It’s very important to stay true to yourself. Ten years ago, I couldn’t drive cars, but it was a must to know how to drive so I can depend on myself. No one  encouraged me. But I didn’t care with the ones who tried to scare me from driving. Anyway I went to a school where I can learn driving. Unfortunately, the one who was teaching me told me That I am so bad and from her point of view it’s a wast of time and money as well. In addition to that, in the ninth class I did an accident! 

I almost damaged her car. At that time I was so frightened as a result I promised the one who was teaching me that I  will pay for her to fix her car. Moreover, I will not take the last session!! 

After a week of thinking I recognised that if I didn’t continue learning driving, I will send a very clear message to my kids not to try again and again until they achieve their goals. Consequently, I phoned that Teacher And told her that I want to take the last session! 

Luckily, now I can drive well. Never give up and stay true to yourself. 

12:13 PM Sep 05 2015 |

Cyrus_

Cyrus_

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Let me start staying true with myself here and right now, OK? I seldom was capable of staying true with myself in my whole life, and I found out that I’m not alone in this matter because more than 95% of people who I ever met were anything but honest with themselves too.

08:19 PM Sep 03 2015 |

Djana

Djana

Algeria

Staying true to oneself,i think it’s the most important thing,and the most thinh that makes the one succeed,and be great in life,and stay always confident,and hopeful…


Everybody must be what he/she wants to be,and do whatever he/she wants to,not what somebody else wants to.

06:12 PM Sep 03 2015 |

luisucab

luisucab

Venezuela

It is very important to stay true to yourself. Sometimes, a lot people want to change you, they can say you many things, but I think, you can accept a good advices, but you should try be yourself. We cannot do stupid things or maybe dangerous, only because my friends said it. 

04:54 PM Sep 03 2015 |

Wuthering

United States

One thing for sure that you should not stay true to yourself when you are talking with a pretty girl . lol 

02:53 PM Sep 03 2015 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Ohh ! today ı will share some words,pics,quotes and a song lyrics from NET  ...:))


To stay true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.


If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.





Girl where did you go, I’m at the end of the road
I hope you not gone, you not dead, I don’t know
But I, won’t give up on myself, cause when I make it
I’ll find you with little help, you gave me greatness
I’ll stay true to yourself, i’ll stay true

S&W

S&W

China

When you are influenced by social environment,It is hard to stay true to yourself.

NavidArash

NavidArash

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Staying true with myself is the most important obligation I’m supposed to do in my life as well as the best gift I can give to myself and others. But sometimes It sounds too hard to keep staying true with myself during the everyday life (especially when I work or when focused all of my concentrations on a particular activity), and suddenly I look around and notice “Oh, I lost myself again” and It feels terrible, I feel terrible probably cos that’s a sign from life when It tries to imply me “come back to yourself, you are not supposed to be lost in the middle of nowhere”.


I have a “finger counter” and I wear it on my finger throughout the day and never part with it. It is my talisman but don’t take me wrong, I am not a superstitious guy and the finger counter got no magic powers per se but whenever I lose myself then I will press its button (It means to me as I realized that I lost myself, now come back to yourself) and usually it works like magic and I feel a lot better, at night before I go to bed I check my finger counter and write down the number on my notebook then reset it for tomorrow.

07:49 AM Sep 03 2015 |

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