The day you become who someone needs you to be to blend in make sure those people “like” you for who you just became to fit in with them. In that moment you will realize you no longer belong anymore.
Dr. Brené Brown tells us a lot about belonging. She explains belonging as being part of something greater, but still possessing the confidence to stand alone and belong above all else to yourself In that situation, belonging is the opposite of fitting in! Adding in means to have more people like us we are modifying ourselves. Adding in suggests that we are betraying ourselves. However, being adaptable isn’t a bad thing. It’s nice to make people feel relaxed talking to you and to understand their individual needs so you can change to suit them! But it’s where you compromise yourself if your only intention in adapting is to guarantee that people like you.