Many young people particularly in this day and age are afraid of who they are. They lack the courage to accept themselves as they really are, pretending to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.
They believe that when they do things to please their peers they will be popular and liked. So they go against their own common sense only to find themselves in trouble and not accomplishing what they set out to do. We should all be true to who we are and do things that are genuine and a reflection of our real self. We can respect the opinions of others but do not conform to stereotypes or their expectations of us. Be you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else.