The advice “be yourself” goes around as some of the most important you can follow, but video blogger Ze Frank decided to break it down, wondering “who else can you be?” He put out a call on Twitter to find out what people thought about this common advice and received a response that offered an improvement.
Twitter user Robert Mock suggested the following:
Everyone is theirself, always. The actual advice should be “make yours a good self.”
Because, really, what’s the point of being yourself if you’re not that great? Robert suggests it’s better to strive to be a good person that you want to be so that being that person doesn’t lead to a conflict about who you are. Seems like a good way to go to me.
(Note: You’ll find the quote at 2:33 in the video, but it’s worth watching the entire thing for the context.)