How do you become yourself? God made each of us unique, and yet we all face constant pressure to be like others. I came across this wonderful quote by e. e. cummings hidden away in a file on my computer:
To be nobody-but-myself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
— e. e. cummings (1894-1962)