This is an old post from a road trip we took in 2009. I spotted these young men when we were vacationing on the west coast. The town was Mendocino, California, and they were walking along on the other side of the road, deep in friendly conversation. They had a nice aura and I liked the look of them, hence the photo and the quotes.
Me, I'm just this person Myself, born an individual
We used to say to our son, be yourself, and don't follow the crowd if that crowd is doing something your instincts tell you is wrong.
Like many parents here and around the world, we planted those seeds early, and are very grateful they didn't hit stony ground.