We are who we are and the sooner we come to grips with that fact, the better we are. We can pretend to be something we are not, but it is just pretend. We might fool others or even ourselves but there is no fooling the ultimate. A mountain cannot pretend to be a river, nor can a river pretend to be a forest. If we could only learn to appreciate ourselves for what we are and ignore the ones who constantly preach ‘self-improvement’ in their search of a dollar, and not beat ourselves up for every mistake, we would be happier and make the world a happier place.