Individuality And Accomplishment In Frank Sinatra's My Way

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“What is a man? What has he got? If not himself, then he has naught,” these words from Frank Sinatra’s My Way are inspiring of individuality and accomplishment but how closely related are those two things? Author Ralph Emerson wrote that “to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” It is better to be yourself because it helps teach self love and it gives people more joy and accomplishment in the long run. Rupaul once said “If you can't love yourself, how are you gonna love somebody else?” and the truth is, you can’t. One of the best ways to learn self love is to be yourself and love that. If someone is always faking who you are to fit in, they will grow to resent that facade. One person who learned to love herself by being unique is a drag queen named Laganja Estranja. She went on season six of Rupaul's drag race a loud, obnoxious queen who always had something to say, the judges did not appreciate Laganja’s bold personality and judge Michelle Visage made sure to make that abundantly clear. before Estranja was sent home in tears by the judges she asserted her individuality by saying “this is who i am and how i talk”. Estranja has since gone on …show more content…

There’s no set normal, no default human model to become. So everyone truly is their own person and is therefore unique in their own way. No two people act exactly alike and therefore there is no being just like everyone else. And if you chose to portray stereotypes and act as close to normal as you can get, you’re still acting as an individual, because you chose to act that way. Being an individual isn’t about the clothes you wear, or the way you talk, or the music you sing. It’s about choices, and not fitting into societal standards because of what someone else says. As long as you chose to do it, it is an act of

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