To Thine Own Self Be True
My first real ‘understanding’ of this concept was in the Marlo Thomas produced TV Special "Free to Be… You and Me" Between William wanting a doll, Rosie Grier telling me it was alright to cry and Atalantia being her own woman, I learned that I was indeed free to be me. There is an old Yiddish proverb that laments "If I do not be myself, who will do it for me?". William Shakespeare wrote "This above all, to thine own self be true and it follows therefore as surely as the night the day thou canst not be untrue to any man" It is only when we live up to our own potential that we can achieve a deep lasting happiness. Remember we are all Free To Be… You and Me!