Have the courage to be your unique self

Jill and I hanging out in Jackson's Square in New Orleans historic French Quarter.
Jill and I hanging out in Jackson’s Square in New Orleans historic French Quarter.

New Orleans is a unique city

One thing I noticed in New Orleans is that people are relaxed and able to be themselves. They show who they really are to the public. My sense is that too many people spend a lot of time and energy trying to please others and be someone different than who they really are. This constant concern about what others think about you creates unnecessary frustration and consternation. I am not saying to be weird or strange, just to draw attention to yourself. Rather I am saying that you are unique, so don’t be afraid to be yourself. For example, I like to smoke cigars. For years and years, I did not because I was worried about what others might say. Nowadays I enjoy a good cigar whenever I want to.

Enjoying a good cigar in New Orleans.
Enjoying a good cigar in New Orleans.

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I write a blog for my sons called Doug Keating Letter to Sons. I am sharing relevant content from my blog here. I hope you enjoyed it. All feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading it.

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