Isn’t that what we think we do, yeah sure I am true to myself. I do what I want, when I want, how I want. Nobody is telling me what to say or believe.
Truth is, ever since we were children we had a parental figure or figures imposing “their” belief system on us. “Their” values, morals, what you should and shouldn’t do. They didn’t know any better, because that’s what they were taught as children. When they didn’t listen to their parents they got into trouble. They were grounded or mistreated.
Today more and more people are realizing that these are “old” ideas. Sometimes our parental figures’ ideas of values and morals aren’t what we believe. And that is the beginning of the journey “To Thine Own Self Be True”.