When growing up, what did you want to be…or who were you told not to be?

In this powerful TED talk, Shane Koyczan talks about the challenges of identity, self-love, and self-preservation we all experience to some degree while growing up.  He speaks of how we’re told to stand up for ourselves, but how “that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are”.

At the age of 19 he made a critically important commitment to himself which transformed his life.  A commitment that everyone must make to themselves in order to be truly happy with who they are.  Enjoy!      

“I will love myself despite the ease with which I lean toward the opposite.” – Shane Koyczan

“We were being told that we somehow must become what we are not, sacrificing what we are, to inherit the masquerade of what we will be.  I was being told to accept the identity that others will give me.” – Shane Koyczan

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