There is a little piece of copper that is worth more until it is pressured into conforming like all the others. Then it's only worth one cent.
The same happens to us when we give up our worth to fit in to be just like everyone else.
Well, you're not like everyone else.
And you don't need to be like everyone else, just to be loved by them.
Because if someone demands that you're exactly like them in order to be worthy of their love, then they're not really loving YOU. They're doing it so that they can love themselves.
Love yourself more than that.
Love yourself enough to BE yourself... to explore what makes you uniquely you. The deeper you look, the more you'll see how different you are... and how similar to you... and how wonderful you are.
Set that as the standard by which you live... not by some outside standard... or someone else's achievements... or some idea that there's a 'perfect' out there to become.
It's so much easier to be you; much easier than trying to be someone else.
So take the easy route... and make it uniquely yours.
Keep the light on!