The world would like to change you;
There are pressures all around,
You must decide just who you are,
Then firmly hold your ground.
You have an image of yourself,
An ideal sense of you;
And to this vision you must always
Struggle to be true.
You know what you are good at,
And you know where talents lie;
But if you're ruled by others,
Your uniqueness could pass by.
Remember, there is much to learn,
All new things aren't good,
Wisdom lies in what you've learned
And what you have withstood.
So be yourself and don't allow
The world to take control,
Preserving your identity
Is life's most precious goal.