“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ~Rita Mae Brown.
What a fabulous quote! The interesting thing is, once we start to conform, we actually rather quickly forget to even ask the question of whether we like ourselves. Not “like ourselves” in any kind of self-centered way, but simply as in “Are we being true to ourselves?”.
If it’s been a while since you have asked that, today is a wonderful day to do so. Happy Friday and happy wrestling with the question. ~Maria