There are two things that I’ve promised myself.
1. That I will no longer lie to myself.
2. That I will live as myself for the rest of my life.
1 meaning that I won’t be lying to myself when I want something or when I feel something. I can’t deny myself something because I feel that people around me won’t like it or might feel uncomfortable by the idea, because it’s my life. It’s my life, and I have one life, and I’m not wasting it on trying to make other people happy, instead of myself.
2 meaning that I’m not going to pretend I’m someone else. I’m not going to pretend that I’m not afraid of being left by my loved ones, or that I’m afraid of bugs. As different as they are, they’re both part of me. I’m not going to pretend to be interested in anime, even if none of my much ‘cooler’ friends aren’t. I’m not going to pretend to agree with an opinion if I don’t. I’m an individual person, and I’m me, and I shouldn’t ever be shamed of that.
I think the best thing you can do in life is make two promises to yourself, and make them about you. About who you want to be as a person. It’s your life, live it for you.