I think sometimes people get a little confused on this topic. Because they know who their friend is but they never really stop and think “who am I?”
I think that you become yourself every single day of your life. Because you have to grow into your personality. And sometimes people don’t think that’s how it works and they copy a friend or some tv persona they like and think is funny. But you are constantly changing through your experiences and how you interpret those experiences and how you choose to do things in the future based on those experiences. But I think that being yourself means you think out of your own consciousness and you make your own choices and that’s what makes you you. That’s what makes you an individual and different than everyone else. And the best thing you could ever do for yourself is be exactly who you are.
So if you don’t know how to be yourself, that’s probably because you don’t know who you are. And the best way to figure out who you are is thinking for yourself and making your own choices. To actually be yourself is an incredibly lonely thing because there is only one of you. There may be other yous in other dimensions but right now on this planet there is only the one. And it makes it easier to just go along with your friends on everything because its easier than thinking for yourself. Which makes it incredibly lonely. And this is also a very scary feeling. Being alone–feeling like the bird that got kicked out of the nest–nobody likes these feelings but you need to have them at least once so you can get in touch with the real you and learn how to make your own decisions and be yourself.
Just a thought.