We all have our quirks and what makes us tick. It's also true that not everyone is going to like you. I spent a big portion of my life trying to be a people pleaser which included the act of being someone I wasn't. It would become exhausting to the point where I would question if it was even worth it. We still have that underlying fear that if we let people see our true colors, would people not think they were as pretty as they thought they would be?
I walk around seeing too many cookie-cutter versions of the same girls and guys that acted the same, looked the same and those were the ones I was curious to see how they acted behind closed doors. I'd see others who were obviously trying too hard in attempts to fit in and forced themselves against their belief systems and their values.
I felt sorry for those people, to be honest. To tire yourself out to win the approval of your peers was a waste of blood, sweat and tears. Your body, your mind and your soul just get tired beyond belief. Life is too short not fall in love with yourself or to show others you're not in fear of doing so.
You like to party a lot? Great. You like to stay in and binge watch Netflix? That's cool too. You're brutally honest? More power to you. You're into casual hook-ups? Hey, no judgment here. You prefer serious commitment? I hope you find the one. The list goes on.
Don't apologize for the way you were intended to be. Don't let societal standards dictate your way of life or who/what you may love. There's no shame in being a human being despite that civilization practically wants you to be an emotionless robot with a college degree.
Don't apologize to people of a toxic nature for not living up to their standards of cool or acceptable, because they probably don't even meet it themselves. Allow room for happiness, growth and self-love.
I think Andy from the Breakfast Club put it best saying that "we're all pretty bizzare. Some of us are just better at hiding it."