People of modern society hang up on words as if they actually mean something, as if the words that they speak actually have life. People find comfort in giving themselves definitions and follow what they like to consider “themselves”. Had it ever occurred to these people that trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth….you can’t. You can try to define yourself as a minimalist, hippy, gothic, nerd, etc; deep inside in the thoughts that you call your “own" you always second guess yourself, "Is this truly what a [insert persona here] is?" "Am I acting the way that I should in order to be what I define myself as?" No, here is the simple answer, you ARE. No matter how much searching you do to try and find “yourself" you wont unless you open your eyes to the possibility that you are nothing, NO-THING. Ego is the hindrance. Drop the ego and you will find who you are. As a wise man once said
“Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he ‘has’ a body. Instead of living and loving he ‘has’ instincts for survival and copulation; But when you know for sure that your separate ego is a fiction, you actually feel yourself as the whole process and pattern of life. Experience and experiencer become one experiencing, known and knower one knowing.” Alan Watts
I am I, just as much as you are I, therefore we both must just be I am.
Be aware to what vibrations you send out, they yield what vibrations will be given back to you. Don’t let others negativity in your positive atmosphere, instead let your genuine aura seep into theirs. If your sense of what is good is strong enough, their attitude is weaker than yours. Like they “Fight fire with fire”.