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A Different Self

Updated on October 21, 2016
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I learned about making sheep's wool during my stay in South Africa. An interesting process to oversee.

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A countryside view close to my home.
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Be Confident

Life is what you make of it.

My mind has been working and racing to goals.

The hardest part is trying to get up each time to only be nailed right back down.

I have become that different self.

I have not lost myself but see myself in another life more differently.

My different self, has given me many opportunities.

I had discovered and re-discovered life all sides of life.

I let my experiences teach me about myself and that had made me feel positive and free.

The tough life taught me to live better and to be more relaxed.

Through my struggles I have gained lots more than I can say.

What I have been through in this life I would not trade for the millions in this entire world.

I am different and that is what makes me most special to all those who surround me.

I see myself as unique, smart, observant and with an open-mind.

I enjoy learning, and meeting people. Over the years I have met many different people.

My time spent working has made me talkative and happier.

I don't feel the need to please anyone.

I am satisfied and don't feel alone. I have discovered the most important things in my life.

My family are always by my side and that gives me the greater strength when I mostly need it.

  • What is in the heart matters the most not what is on the outside.

I don't believe in passing comments on one's appearances. ''Judging a book by its cover'' is a wrong approach.

I will always know my roots and myself better than anyone else.

Others should not assume they know me.

Unless they are close enough to me to have learned that much about my character, then they are free to share their opinions.

Some people feel they know someone by just looking at them that does not work for me.

If you had read my work for long enough then you will know me better.

I can't satisfy the needs of others. I know if I did that it would neglect my life.

I want to be true to me.

I do have knowledge of others when I meet up but that does not give me a right to judge them.

My life has changed and I don't let anyone's opinion get the better of myself.

I am not of what others think of me I am what I made of myself. I value myself.

I see myself as worthy and reliant.

What people think of me is far from my mind.

The gossip and negative thoughts I don't care for in my way of life.

I don't go over the edge when someone does not know how to appreciate my friendship.

I have become this person at present, as I have worked through many battles to be a strong individual.

I hold on to what I know is my true valuable being.

All people don't accept me but I don't care for that nonsense.

I am not here to make someone happy or sad I am here to live my life purposes.

  • I am here to make me happy.

I am in a different place with different people.

Those who accept me and show me warmth from their heart are the people I intend to stick by.

I don't need anyone to please me so I don't feel obliged to please anyone else.

I stand out because I am different in my own way.

My different self has made me more confident and more like-able to some people.

People are always curious about me and find me to be a very interesting person.

You can discover many different people only a few will interest you. There will often be the many unanswered questions.

People are all different in some ways.

I am different for my reasons and they are for their reasons.

Though some people can show great confidence deep down there are weaknesses in everyone.

Some people don't show their problems or weaknesses they pretend to feel happy and secure.

I am not perfect. I too, have issues but try not to make my problems a priority.

My happiness is my priority together with my loving family.

I am truly confident that allows me to overcome my weak points if any pops up.

You are fearful and feel intimidated as anyone else feels so don't feel alone with that part of your life.

The normal day-to-day life is full of surprises. You just got to know how to cope with what is right in front of you.

All people can't be the same and I did not think that is possible.

Imagine the boredom with everyone doing the same and speaking the same to you.

Life can be interesting if you let it be.

Being with the different people has taught me to appreciate my life.

  • You are only different from what you choose to be.

Being different has made me stand out on all occasions. I love that feeling of being different.

My different-self has given me a greater perspective of my life.

My many experiences have shown me a worthy and valuable meaning to myself.

I love that my culture is so different here.

The Indian food in comparison to Croatian food and combination has its purpose and is also tasty but in another way.

Different enriches your life and gives you such pleasure.

I stay spiritually strong and like to educate myself about new topics.

What I look like does have meaning to me but I don't overdo that part about me. I take care of my family and me in different ways.

I focus on what is important to me.

I am different in my culture and my lifestyle.

To have one of me in the region I live in makes me feel exotic.

I have a role to play and do my best I can to fulfill that role.

I don't focus on what is not easily reachable.

I look for what I know is worthy of my time and effort.

I am living my life and doing what I know is of benefit to me.

My life is growing into another life and all that has made me the different self.

Life is great when you put your mind into making it that way.

Never ignore happiness without happiness you won't be truly living.

The feelings I have are strong for my life to improve and make more alive from the inside.

Nothing is permanent in life the good times and the bad times are all temporary.

It will pass by and another experience will come along.

I love to be happy and free and that is exactly how I prefer to be.

My number one share of my life is to be happy and relaxed with what I have what I don't have I don’t think of.

I faced reality all the way dreaming is a choice for some people and not so much for me.

  • Courage is rare.

I have that and I know how it feels to be on a pedestal.

I felt encouraged by my loved ones and feel that way in my different self.

You can run but you can't hide.

You can try to cut off your nose to spite your face and you can pretend to be in love when you are not.

The heart can't be denied of showing the true emotions.

What others say may not matter to you but what you have to say should matter the most to yourself.

Life is different

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Indian Chef so well said and so true thank you

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      Indian Chef 2 years ago from New Delhi India

      I loved lines I do not feel need to please anyone. Once you try to please people they get more demanding and there is never end to it. Do your thing and if someone is pleased in the process then it is fine.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MarleneB Thank you. Every writer has their own unique way in producing their work to readers the understanding of ones writing skills is important.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I agree with you that it is not right to judge a book by its cover. We are all different and it is only when we look at someone from a neutral eye that we have a chance to really see who they are.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Joyette Fabien so kind of you to stop by here. I appreciate the lovely comment

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      Joyette Fabien 3 years ago from Dominica

      You are truly comfortable with yourself and that's the best we can aspire to attain.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ubanichijioke thank you for such thoughtful words.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      Your life you live on a tough terrain. I am very glad to have read this piece cos it has many positives. "I see myself as worthy and reliant" that I take home.

      Your words are uplifting. Kudos

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CherylsArt thank you for the kind comment.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I love your strong positive statements. You have made a wise journey.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader so true and I try to stick by my priority thank you

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      jtrader 3 years ago

      Happiness should always be a priority and we can find it in small things. Thoughtful hub.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tillsontitan thank you for all votes your kindness is always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. It is always encouraging to read such great words from you and from all my followers. Thank you for the vote up, interesting, useful and beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      You have learned life's lessons well. Your positive outlook is certainly an example all can benefit from.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Devika,

      Many readers will benefit from reading your positive and true self outlook on life. It comes across very strongly that your family have encouraged you to be yourself and you in turn must encourage them to be strong and confident through your work. Another great article dealing with human emotions that is presented in your usual profession way. Love your photograph of the sea view sunset Voted up, interesting,useful,beautiful.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Ann so nice of you to share your thoughts here. I appreciate your presence at my hubs. Thank you very much.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      You have many positive points here and you've obviously picked up your life and turned it around. Good for you. That takes courage.


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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora, thank you very much for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan I have learned in my new life that my positive attitude will take me nay where thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you very much for sharing your thoughtful comments.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway so kind of you to come by I appreciate your opinions thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ericdierker thank you very much for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ARUN KANTI my way of showing true emotions and experiences. Thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you very much for stopping by.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      WE can all learn from you, Devika, how to focus on making ourselves happy. Good thoughts!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I believe that positive thoughts can change your whole attitude towards life.

      Great thought provoking hub! Well done as always!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the title of this hub, Devika. I love the first sentence, too. "My mind has to goals." I know exactly what you mean, because it applies to me, too! I have many goals, but it's so hard to find time to work on them. Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts and the interesting photos.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I like that you have grown through your struggles. We all face them, but if we can turn them into useful experiences, then all the better.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well done, I just cannot be that concerned with self. Maybe I should work on it.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 3 years ago from KOLKATA

      You are always so honest and candid giving due importance to your self esteem! Thank you for sharing the reflections on your different self.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the line "I am here to make me happy." So true.