A Jim Morrison quote

Something inspirational:

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”


15 Apr, 2015

6 thoughts on “A Jim Morrison quote

  1. This is simply an amazing quote and I recognise much of what is said from my adolescent years, it resonates so well.

    Thankfully as I’ve grown, I have managed to stand back from those situations where I might have put on a front to impress or fit in and and now it’s more a case of what you see is what you get, like it or not.

    1. Thank you. It really doesn’t matter that you were one way as a child. I think many of us are. We go out of our way to try to fit in, but I’m not sure how many of us really succeed with that.

      Perhaps I’m lucky in a way. I never bought into those ideals as a child; and although I didn’t fit in and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me in some of my formative years, but I soon came to understand that life wasn’t about fitting in at all.

      I know our parents’ values and our environment play a big part in how we behave, but we owe it to ourselves to put our own stamp on the world in the most appropriate way possible.

  2. For most of my life I was always trying to make other people happy in the hope they would like me. I was also always concerned about what people might think of what I do. That was exhausting because I didn’t let myself express myself freely, I always felt trapped.

    Until recently, I realised I needed to change. I have gained self confidence and that has helped me be the true person I am. Like Brad said, you get what you see, if people don’t like it, oh well.

    1. Awww Maria, where you were trying to make other people happy in the hope they would like you, I was trying to please people as a way of acceptance. I feel for you too.

      For me looking back, it was more to do with my CP than it was to do with me. I know I felt less accepted because of my physical problems. I’m sure you must have felt the same with what you had to deal with.

      The key point you’ve made though, is that as individuals we must be able to express ourselves freely. I changed and turned things around in my twenties, but others had and still have a hard time accepting I’m not that person anymore.

      I’m pleased you’ve now gained the self-confidence and that you’re the true person you were supposed to be. Good for you.

  3. Thanks to the marvel of the Internet, I have come to know Maria in recent years.

    So much is gained by sharing our experiences of life with CP; its struggles and triumphs. Maria told me about your website today and I’m so glad she did. Thank you Maria for the blessing you are in my life.

    1. Thanks Geoffrey and welcome to the site. It’s wonderful when people who deal with the same condition find each and other, but without today’s technology through media sites, that wouldn’t happen at all.

      I absolutely agree with you that so much is to be gained by everyone sharing their experiences and in our three cases our life with CP; its struggles and triumphs. The whole CP Diary thing has allowed me to open up about my many experiences; to share and talk about my experiences, in a way which will help others understand what they deal with and how they too can change things.

      I know that without setting up my site and without social media sites to help me I would have continued to live my life in the dark. I certainly wouldn’t have known about or would have met people like Maria or you. So pleased that I have.

      Thanks for taking the time to post. I hope you’ll come back and post on the site soon.

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