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Almost Perfect

And never believe in any word, you've said. I thought it was perfect. Yes, it was! Almost, Perfect.

It’s the time when you thought
you’ve got everything.
But when you open your eyes,
you’ve actually got nothing.

Its when everything
seems so perfect.
But in reality,
It was all in a dream.

Just when you thought
someones’ gonna make you happy.
You’d realize
it was all just a game.

I keep wondering
was it just me?
Or was it you and me
should be blamed for challenging the “fate”

I almost believed
it was perfect.
But towards the end,
One thing was gone: Respect.

I almost gave in.
Another time wasted.
I should have not believed.
For you are just make-believe.

Perfect in my heart may be,
You’ve got me so damn crazy.
I should’ve just played
fairly in your game.

And never believe
in any word, you’ve said.
I thought it was perfect.
Yes, it was! Almost.

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  1. We all have this ideal version of ourselves. We always want a better version of ourselves. We cannot deny the fact that we have insecurities. As for the ideal version of myself, I wish that I am a talented person. I wish that I can dance and sing as much as the singer and dancer do. I also wish that I am more genius as much as the other geniuses do. Sometimes, I also wish that I have a lot of money so that I can buy whatever I want. I wish that I’am more lucky like the others. If I’ve all got this, I will use it not for myself but also to help others. I can share my talents. I can teach the other people to the things that they didn’t know. I can pay for my tuition fee or what I need. I may be able to help others or donate to charity.
    This ideal version of myself is way more different from my situation today. I don’t have any talents. I am not genius because I need to understand one thing critically. Even if my situation today is way more different than the ideal version of myself, I still choose what I am right now. Because I know that there are reasons why I am like this right now. And I believe that I can still learn those things and earn it in the future.

  2. JUSTIN JAQUIAS
    ACT 183
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    I dream once that I will be the most intelligent person in the place where I live and my physical apperance will somehow similar to the soldiers in the movies and lastly the ideal self of mine would be a person who looks normal and average in every way but has a tremendous capability.

    But in reality I like my REAL self for being so above with other people also mean that you will not be compatible with each other don’t get me wrong I like being the top 1 or the best in everything that I do but if the consequences of those is losing my precious friends and family for being too far from them then I am not interested in taking that “top spot”

  3. ACT-182

    My Ideal version of me is that I want it to be more confident in everything, be optimistic, not shy with other people just like can easily talk and have a conversation, can handle responsibilities, can open up easily to parents and younger brother, can manage time, to be more mature, to study well, and to be a person who can achieve all her goals and dreams. My ideal version of me is really different from what I am now like I’m not that confident in everything that I would hesitate everytime I will do something, I can’t really handle responsibilities because I think I will fail, can’t really start a conversation with others, pessimistic sometimes, and Im not that can easily open up to ny parents. Also when it comes to study, because its hard now sometimes I don’t do well and too lazy to read and study on my own.
    Yes, I want the Ideal Me to be the Real Me just like what I stated above, I want to be that person to be confident in all, optimistic in all my thoughts, open up easily to my parents, handle responsibilities that will make me more better person, to realy study hard and be studious person but not to the extent that it will affect my mental and physical health, and can talk easily with others just like other people that can really start a good conversation and not be awkward.

  4. We all have different standards or perception to someone or to ourselves. Especially when we are wanting something that we don’t have, we tend to look for its good and bad sides.
    My ideal self that I want to be is fearless and a genius person. I want to face things without fear and I want to be confident. Because being confident is something where you can do everything you want and you will look for so many ways to find things out. And being confident is also being genius. If I reached the top of myself, I can be anything. I can now have a perfect life and I will not wish for anything else. For now, I am challenging myself as I live this journey to reach the top that I want for myself. I am the Kiela that is always nervous in little things and does not have any confidence in front of many people. Overcoming these challenges is a great way to start being my ideal self.

    UTS- ACT186

  5. Mikaella Telan ACT186
    *If I imagine myself to be at my Ideal self I would want myself to have turned into this new person.
    If i were at my Ideal version, I would be a person who wouldve gotten rid of her social anxiety, a person who now shows the creativity , the way in the word, the enthusiasm, and the confident speech that she had built up beneath. A person, who doesnt waste time thinking about eveey move she would make when getting in a new environment only to find it derailed by a unexpectd comment by others, I would skip all those parts and show my inner self the true me, the master of communication, one who does what she wants and gets what she wants without giving a damn about people who judge me on it. A person so confident and able that she can approach, talk and attract all those she wants to.
    I would imagine removing the remaining potholes in my physical abilities, building my body from somewhat above average to the excellent status able to resist tough times
    I also imagine myself being excellent in any situations, not like a perfect person made by god, but as someone who can maintain her calmness in any situation and also see through it

    *All of this, need but one change, in my self confidence.
    In that moment, I am the best version of myself. I may have had good days as well as bad days. I may have messed up, made bad decisions and fail.
    But all this while it feels incredibly good as my Real self, my own version I know I did what I did according to the best of my knowledge and best of my strength. Of course, in hind sight I can think that I made mistakes and I was stupid. I can regret and think that I could be so much more. But I don’t because that is in hind sight. I realize this information came to me only after I made my mistakes but at that time I did not have this knowledge.
    So, whatever I am today is the product of good and bad actions and decisions that I made in life. I own them and I own myself and I know I am today the best version of myself.
    And not just that, I am constantly learning and experiencing. So the next moment I will be the next best version and so on. All the mistakes that my current version is making will be fodder for improving my next version.
    In this way, all of us are presently the best version of ourselves. All we need is the realization.

  6. Galera, Peachy C.
    ACT 182
    Everyone of us is dreaming that we as a person, that someday we are now the better or best rather, best version of ourselves. Maybe some of us are thinking and kept on asking “why is it I am not perfect?” “what’s wrong with myself that I do not have this everything?”. Most of us have this insecurities of lacking. Insecurities of having that particular asset that actually you’re not possessing. But don’t you ever think that maybe there is a reason? There is a real reason why there is no perfect at all. God didn’t give everything right away. Only God can fill those lack in your life. That is why God didn’t give everything right away.

    Because of my shortcomings in my body, you cannot blame me if I dream of being a perfect woman just in the eyes of everyone. In order for them not to judge me without knowing my real personality. Before I dream to become a tall one. 5’6 in particular. A model with long hair and beautiful set of teeth. In a addition, I dream also for a white complexion with smooth and soft skin. Really different from the actual and true image of myself. I am short girl, with fair complexion but with complete set of teeth but doesn’t have smooth and soft skin. Before I used to throw questions. But later on I already accepted it. I am more beautiful than my IDEAL ME.

    I do not want this IDEAL ME win over the REAL ME. Why? Because I already accepted my whole self. I really believed that my REAL ME is more beautiful than my IDEAL ME. Even though I have shits and flaws, I am now confident that I can freely express my feelings and thoughts without worrying what will be the others will say against me. What makes a person beautiful is that they are being contented on their body. Because if you are contented on your self, it will reflect on your outside’s appearance and it really makes you beautiful. 🙂

  7. Ideal Self is our impossible self. It’s the idealized image that we demands to be,
    to reach,
    to exceed,
    a perfect ‘Us’,
    a perfect ‘Me’.

    The Perfect ‘Camielle’ I’ve wished to be is the one that feels joy. ‘Camielle’ that loves her flaws, and does not care anything about what people says about her. ‘Camielle’ who laughs when she’s happy, cries when she’s sad but, who will still wipe her tears away and continues to pursue her dreams.

    Unfortunately, she’s just a dream, an ideal version of herself.

    The real ‘Camielle’ is weaker. She hides herself behind a pen name. She sinks everything in and wait until she blows up. But, she’s not that bad. She thinks that it’s the end, but it’s just the start of everything.

    She will keep being her real self and enjoy the way through her dreams. She will still continue to find her real self and dreams about her ideal self.

  8. A girl who is willing to take all the risks that she may face in the future, a girl who never gets lonely and always feels so happy, a girl who never disappoint everyone, a girl whose smile lights up a room, a girl that is so good of what she’s doing, a girl with so much perseverance, a girl that’s not lazy, a girl that doesn’t make her parents cry but make her parents proud, a girl that knows what she is doing, a girl that knows what her purpose in life is all about, a girl that so approachable and sociable, a girl that might be different from me but somehow close of my true self is, is my ideal self. I take risks but not all the time, I’m so afraid of failing and not making my parents proud. I’m so lazy that sometimes I don’t know what I’m doing and purpose. I think I kind of put a wall in my social life since senior high school, I don’t know why but I want to be back in the social life, maybe that’s why I sometimes feel lonely.

    In my case, I don’t want to be my ideal self, I would rather be my true self. Not just because it’s who I really am and I can’t really be my ideal self, it’s because I want to keep striving to be better. If I am in my ideal self right now, maybe I will not be in this situation right now who knows every hard work that pays off. I will not be this girl who’s trying to be better to make her family proud. Of course, I want to be my ideal self but for now, I will just love the way I am right now, and do the things that I can do. Though I cannot control all the things in this world, I can control my perspective, and that is a positive attitude towards achieving my ideal self.

    Erika Yvette Lopez
    ACT 184

  9. JHOZELLE TANDAGUEN
    BSA ACT184

    Having a point of view that I have an ideal self is the most hard for me, this is because it is just like I am competing with myself. But yeah I have my ideal self. My ideal self is beautiful, can excel in both academics and extra curricular activities, can make my friends and family happy all the time, a confident lady, and most especially a lady that is independent. That is what my ideal self. This is different from the real me because all of the things I mentioned above are the opposite of what I really am. But despite of having this real self of mine I rather choose the real me, because I know and I believed that I can’t be change but I might improve or I might learn from my flaws and that what makes me unique from any body else.

  10. ACT 182

    Knowing the version of myself seems so tiring like I want everything to be perfectly in place, is just that reaching your ideal means there’s no room for improvement. The ideal version of myself is the one who gone through the process, experiences and have acquired set of knowledge that has been applied to his life, someone who is know he’s worth, know how to love himself, appreciate everything, can control and put emotions in place and most importantly knows how to deal with people’s different perceptions. I would be lying if I say I don’t want my ideal self but I don’t want it for now, I think as of this moment I’m still lacking before having that ideal I need to gaze if I gain a lot of experience and had gone through the right process for me to handle that kind of self, also checking all the aspects is a must I don’t want to rush things just because I want it, it may hurt now to wait but if I remain patient and don’t lose hope It will be more than I’ve ever dreamed of.

  11. ACT184
    Ideal Self vs. Real Self
    I am perfectly imperfect. I’m that kind of girl who happens to be always alone not because I got no friend but because I enjoy the company of peace. Maybe that’s how dangerous loneliness can be. It’s addictive and once you realize that there’s so much peace in there, you wouldn’t like to deal with people for some moment of your life. I’m actually an introvert person but I got a lot of dreams in life to the point where I want to change my life. I’m creative, emotional, quite boring, sweet, lazy, and whatever they think about me. But sometimes I’m thinking about my Ideal self. I would like her to be one of a kind. Someone who is special to everyone because of her good personality. Someone who is admired by men not just for beauty but because of her heart, someone who belongs to a royal family (This is quite funny right? LOL), someone who owns a genuine smile, someone creative and excellent at everything, someone prettier and cuter, someone who can dance in the midst of sadness, and someone who is loved by the best ideal guy she could ever thing. I want her to be happy not like me who sometimes feel sad. I want her to have friends who never leave just like the friend I have. I would love to think the she’s sexy and hot who have a good lifestyle. Well, that’s how I vision my ideal self but I know it won’t happen.
    Well, if I would be ask if I would rather choose the IDEAL me than my REAL self, I would definitely say NO. I know that the ideal self that I was thinking is quite perfect already but just like what I said I’m perfectly imperfect and I like it. I like myself, my real self rather. Maybe because the REAL me know how to deal with life even though things could be tough sometimes. The real me is just so perfectly fine for me because I may not be a part of a royal family but I still believe that I’m a Princess in my God’s eyes. My ideal self is how I want me to be but not what I love to be because my ideal self is just on my head and if I’ll be that kind of person maybe I wouldn’t enjoy life because life without bad experiences feels like an unworthy life for me. My real self gave me the reason to love life because my real self is the bravest person I knew and even though I’m not good at everything, I’m proud of myself.

  12. All or most of us have our ideal self that we always wanted to be. I think this ideal self is once became our insecurity that’s why we wanted to be like that kind of person. This ideal self can be possibly achieved or not it’s all depend on our willingness or our eagerness to be that kind of you.

    My ideal self is a kind of me that is very smart and achiever. A kind of me that is well known for being the best in academic. Where I can make my parents proud of me and I can got to what ever school I want. Because there is a huge different from who am I in the reality because in the reality I’m just an average or a typical girl I feel like I’m just a nobody. I felt like I’m a useless and a person who always frustrated in her academic standing. Yes of course I much like the ideal me than the real me because If I’m going to be like that I’m sure my family will be so proud of me and they will be so happy and that is all I want. – Karen Dayle ACT 182

  13. 186-
    As a human being, we don’t really get satisfied with the things in this world. We always crave for more, we always want to achieve more, have this, have that. And ideal version of myself, is the one who confidently inspires people, BUT there’s a hindrance for me to be successful in it, I lack confidence. I’m shy to speak in front of many people or even a few. I’m talkative when I’m with my friends but when there is a presentation or what, it seems like i’m a turtle who wants to hide on its shell. And if I’m going to think that I already attained the confidence that I want, it makes me feel so excited and still, nervous. Truly, having confidence in life feels so satisfying, and if i’m going to ask if I want the ideal me than the real me, TOTALLY YES, who doesn’t like to have confidence ha. But also, I am satisfied in other aspects of my life, there’s God who really satisfies me, though I can ask for confidence in Him, but my human nature is still in me, that gives fear to face other people. And with those things that we want, it’s natural for us. We just need to accept that we’re people and never get satisfied with the things in this world.

  14. A girl that is willing and is not afraid to take risks. A girl that never gets lonely and is always happy. A girl that always makes her parents and family proud. A girl that always meets everybody’s expectations. A girl that is very approachable and sociable. A girl that never gets tired of trying. A girl that knows what she’s doing, knows where she’s going. A girl that is not lazy. A girl that always perseveres in making her goals come true. A girl who knows her purpose of why she’s living in this world. A girl that was not be but almost me. A girl I dream of becoming, my ideal self. I always want to be that girl who’s not afraid to take risks, because although I take risks sometimes, I can’t do it all the time because I’m so afraid to disappoint the people who supports and believes me. I’m always lazy, that’s why sometimes I lose the drive to strive harder. I sometimes lose focus on what I’m doing and getting lost in the middle because I sometime forget why I’m here, what am I fighting for. I am this girl who putted all the walls around her since grade 11, and even I don’t know why I did that. I am very limited in so many ways, I don’t open myself to other people that’s why maybe sometimes I feel lonely.
    In my case, I would not want to be my ideal self for now. I want to enjoy being my true self. I want to try to be my ideal self. Because if I’m my ideal self now, I wouldn’t know what trying hard would be like because I already achieved that. I want to strive hard to be my ideal self. I want to see the process of me going to my ideal self, because if I know how hard the process is, I’ll know how to appreciate all the things that I will have if I will be in my ideal self. Of course I want to be my ideal self but not for now, I want to work hard for it. Although I cannot control all the things in this world, I surely can control my attitude and perspective in every situation. I’ll make sure to have a positive attitude so that I can make it in my ideal self stage.
    Lopez, Erika Yvette B.
    ACT184

  15. We all have our ideal selves. Something that would make us different from who we really are. I, as well, have my ideal self, and it is to be a typical pretty, and slightly rich, city girl who excels in academics. To be someone who is confident of herself and not afraid of people. And also, to be a person who is never afraid to trust and express herself to people close to her. Having these views about my ideal self is somehow the fruit of knowing and reflecting about my ownself. But still, I know, nothing beats your real self. If I were to choose between my Ideal self and real self, I’ll choose my real self. Because that’s just how I am, I may not be confident of myself but I am contented for what I have. I may dream to be a rich city girl, but I would always want to live this life the way I did. There is a saying that ‘We are all unique, just never in the ways we imagine” I guess that’s right, we may be dreaming about our Ideal selves but our real selves is what makes us unique from other people, and makes us who we really are.

    Pamela Dianne M. Cenon
    ACT184

  16. Jolinah O. Manalo || ACT-184

    I am a kind of person that hates herself sometimes. I know what I should do but at the end of the day, I couldn’t able to make or finish it. I hate myself especially when it comes about procrastination. I really want to work hard. I really want to spend my time reading and studying but when tiredness hit me up, when I feel so sleepy, I have nothing to do but to sleep. This is my ideal self. I want to be a better daughter, student, friend and I want to be a better person. I want to have a better future not only for myself, but also to my family. I want to avoid all the distractions to be successful. I also want to be a person who’s always looking at the brighter side of anything. I do not want to overthink many things, I want to live my life happily. I trust God and I know He has plans for me.I believe that whatever happens, it happens for a reason and He will never leave me.

  17. ACT186

    All of us have different dreams and aspirations in life. We have so many things we aspire for ourselves in the future and that’s what motivates us to drive and go for it. We all realize that all the achievements, the recognition and rewards will result to satisfaction. We will feel full and great because of them.
    Likewise, we also have the ideals of our own selves, what attitudes we want to have, the habits and all that defines us. We have this ideal self concept because of what we invision ourselves in the future.
    Sharing my own wants and dreams of being an ideal version of me is quite ambitious. My ideal self is diligent. She never gets tired of upbringing her enormous effort on everything. She is irreplaceable and no one could ever surpass her. She is enough on everyone’s eyes. She is superb on everything and has a high self-esteem. Simply, my ideal self is perfect unlike what am I now. My ideal self is not subject to criticism but of praises and attention. She doesn’t feel disappointments and frustrations. Comparing it to what I am now is totally different. My real self is full of bruises and scars. She is evidently an example of a living dead because of how hard life is. She is the total opposite of the ideal self. But despite of the big differences of the two, I still choose my REAL SELF because I am me. I am now because of all the struggles in life. It shapes me to be a better one and all those bruises, scars and pain were just a needle of a sea of lump trying to bring me down but I am hella a strong and determined one. I may not be good in some things but I know my capabilities and passion. I am still different to others. I may feel the loss of confidence sometimes, but that is not permanent. I know I could bring it out and express what I have. I may feel lazy at times but it is because I’m tired and the only way is to rest but will never quit.
    Besides, my real self is what I have known for my entire existence and I will choose it always over my ideal self because my real self has experienced many trials and disappointments, she faced the cruel reality and that’s what made her now unlike my ideal self that is just a blurry dream and it is hard to decipher because people were born imperfect.

  18. Every each of us have their own ideal self. Every one dream big, and there is nothing wrong about it because dreaming is free, the wrong is doing nothing for your dreams or to your ideal self. Sometimes our ideal self is what we dream about in our life. For me my ideal self was so different in my real self today. I wish I was born rich so me and my family don’t have to suffer just to survive in everyday of our life. Another is I dream that I became a CPA and got many investments like in stocks and other kind of investments so I’ll earn money faster than having a single income. And I think that having an ideal self of yours is a motivation to work hard everyday of your life so your ideal self become possible, but there’s an ideal self that is impossible to happen like what I mentioned earlier that I wish I born rich. So, what am I doing today is working really hard for my studies so one day when I already have a knowledge I needed, smart enough and capable of doing things that will able to make me rich, my ideal self that to born rich will happen to my becoming son or daughter. So, don’t let your dreams be dreams only. Reach at least the half of your ideal self because we all know that our ideal self is always be the best and perfect in everything but nothing is perfect in this world.

  19. Elianar dela Pena
    ACT 182

    We all have that “Ideal Self” of ourselves. Just like me, my ideal version of myself is that to be a confident and fearless woman. Confidently, saying a speech in front of many people, confidently making some decisions and confidently by means of saying and expressing what I want to express or what I feel. To become a fearless one by means of overcoming challenges that I’ve encounter because most of the time fear becomes a burden for us to do what we really want to do. I still want to be a “Real me” because I know that I can achieve that “Ideal” version of myself someday by taking it as my inspiration. I will start facing and overcoming my fears. I believe that by being a real one you can become that ideal one.

  20. Mercado, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

    Most of the time, I am too hard on myself. I never think anything I do is enough. I compare myself to my friends, even though I know it’s wrong. The little voice inside my head picks out my flaws, and even though I attempt to silence it, I still hear its complaints. I am not exactly where I want to be — but I am getting closer. I am taking steps toward my destination each and every day. Honestly, I am not completely happy with myself, but I like myself more than I have in a long time. I am more comfortable in empty rooms. I am more enthusiastic about pictures of myself. I’m a coffee junkie. I am the kind of person who is currently dealing with anxiety.

    If I could create my most ‘ideal self’, the characteristics of that new person would be describe like this:
    She is independent and her confidence suggests that she refuses to let anyone else dictate the way she thinks about herself—in her eyes the people that don’t like her tend to not like themselves very much. She is quick to forgive, but not to forget, for she is wise enough to not make the same mistake twice. She is the last to criticize and judge other people—not before she takes an honest look at herself first. Her work ethic is unquestioned and she is admirable because when she sets her mind to something, she is without a doubt going to accomplish that goal. If on the way to that goal, the journey doesn’t go as planned, she doesn’t view it as a waste of time, but as a learning experience—as a tool that will help her advance to the next goal she sets her mind to.

    Although I do not yet possess the qualities of the woman that is described above, I feel confident that I am on the right path to making it there by talking to the right people who have seen the best in me and believed in me all along. Being who you want to become means acknowledging the never-ending possibility for growth and change. For me, I’ll go with my ideal self because it forces me to give an honest account of my current level, where my gaps are, and how I can improve.

  21. Cyrille Ann Dappit
    ACT 184

    Own identiy can be described by the ideal self or the real self. As a human it is hard to know and understand who really we are, that sometimes our own self can’t distinguish or acknowledge our character. My version of ideal self is kind powerful humble and mysterious. I can describe it as a not so perfect daughter but responsible enough to pursue my ambition. My ideal self also includes an authoritative characteristic that can manage or lead other people. It also include the characteristic of a neutral person because it is alright for my ideal self to have a broken family and not to have so few friends. My ideal self also raise myself up that I know that I am pretty, smart, confident and thoughtful.

    That ideal version of me is really far from my real self because myself know what are the limitations of my capabilities and capacity in everything. My real self is not powerful enough to stand on my feet and to face challenges. I’m not humble enough like what my ideal self is, specially I am not mysterious in a way my ideal version is, because my emotion can see through the eyes of everyone. And yes, I am not a so perfect daughter, because I’m not that good model or but I am responsible enough not like how responsible my ideal self is, because I lack of some qualities for me to be responsible in any ways and in anythings. My ideal version see my self as a good leader but in reality I am not because there was a time that I failed to be a leader of some of my classmates because we don’t consider others perspectives. And it is not true that it is alright for me to have this kind of family because I feel jealous every time I saw a complete family having a quality time and I always wish that I can also have that kind of family and to feel the feeling of completeness toward my family and friends. My real self is not that pretty, I am just an ordinary girl that make myself look better, I am not that smart because I know my capabilities and I know my limit of knowledge. I also thought myself to be confident enough but I can’t, I have the nerves of being ashamed to share my perceptions and to stand in front and to have a talk and also I am not thoughtful because the way I talk to others is not so sweet and kind unlike the others.

    But in all of these cases, I still want my real self. My real self that defines me of who I am now and my real self that know my capacity of being a human. I want my real self because I know that every stages of my life I can be better, I can exercise my charcteristics, I know and I believe that it has a process not be a perfect person but to be a better person.

  22. Russell B. De Guzman – ACT181
    Everyone dreams to be someone that they really wanted to be. Most of us think of an ideal self that we wish to be because perhaps we are being intimated by the world we live and by the people who want us to live the way they live.

    If given the opportunity to be my ideal self, I wish I was born as a real woman who has a perfect looks and body. Incredibly and undeniably good at singing, arts and sports for these are the things that I would really love to do unfortunately I don’t have any of these. I also wish to be one of those popular celebrities. I wish my brain can store and restore much more wisdom, information and knowledge. I also imagine myself as one of the wealthiest young individual in the industry.

    On the other hand, these possessions are just merely caused by my ambitious self because in reality I would still choose to be the little Russell who was born as a man but woman in heart. If having the things mentioned above will just make me grateful but unhappy I would rather be still me. I would rather stay as my real self who is free to do whatever he wants to do. Me who is being unconditionally loved and well taken cared. My real self is genuinely happy and grateful because of the people I have in life. I may not be a woman biologically but having the liberty to wear girly staffs made me a woman already. I may not be good at singing, arts and sports, still God gave me a powerful voice which serves as an art to entertain a lot of people. I may not be the smartest or most rational person but at least I am one of the wisest and cleverest you could talk to. I may not be a celebrity but I am one of those leaders who were able to inspire those who aspire to be.

    Our ideal self gives a way for us to strive better to be able to get what we want. Our real self opens our mind in the reality of life. These two set as an instrument to make our lives improved.

  23. Mercado, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

    Most of the time, I am too hard on myself. I never think anything I do is enough. I compare myself to my friends, even though I know it’s wrong. The little voice inside my head picks out my flaws, and even though I attempt to silence it, I still hear its complaints. I am not exactly where I want to be — but I am getting closer. I am taking steps toward my destination each and every day. Honestly, I am not completely happy with myself, but I like myself more than I have in a long time. I am more comfortable in empty rooms. I am more enthusiastic about pictures of myself. I’m a coffee junkie. I am the kind of person who is currently dealing with anxiety.

    If I could create my most ‘ideal self’, the characteristics of that new person would be describe like this:
    She is independent and her confidence suggests that she refuses to let anyone else dictate the way she thinks about herself—in her eyes the people that don’t like her tend to not like themselves very much. She is quick to forgive, but not to forget, for she is wise enough to not make the same mistake twice. She is the last to criticize and judge other people—not before she takes an honest look at herself first. Her work ethic is unquestioned and she is admirable because when she sets her mind to something, she is without a doubt going to accomplish that goal. If on the way to that goal, the journey doesn’t go as planned, she doesn’t view it as a waste of time, but as a learning experience—as a tool that will help her advance to the next goal she sets her mind to.

    Although I do not yet possess the qualities of the woman that is described above, I feel confident that I am on the right path by talking to the right people who have seen the best in me and believed in me all along. In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul. I wasn’t born to fit in. I was born to stand out. So being my real self is my greatest gift to the world.

  24. Dianna Faye L. Cabungcal
    ACT-182

    The ideal version of me is surreal. I want to be the woman who is confident, someone flawless, someone that can excel in sports, in academe and in everything that I want. I want to be that someone who is not lazy, someone who does not procrastinate, someone who can easily pass the subjects especially in Accounting. But just like what I’ve said, it is surreal. Sure! I LIKE that ideal version of me but I LOVE the real me. I may not be that confident, I may have flaws, I may not excel in everything, I may be lazy, I always do procrastination and it is not easy for me to pass my majors but this is the real me. This is what God had given me. And it is all on me. I know that I’m still a work on progress and I have to work hard first to achieve that kind of woman I want to be. I will strive hard so that one day, I will be the better version of myself. The road to that may not be easy but I know that it’s going to be worth it. Someday..

  25. “I truly, truly believe that beauty comes from within.” this was stated by my forever girl crush, Emma Watson. Gorgeous, intelligent, fearless, confident, book worm and brilliantly educated, those are few characteristics that I love about her. Compare to the other Hollywood female celebrities, she grew as a bright lady with a class and instead of having boyfriends, she proudly having talks in different places to ignite every woman’s heart. As a United Nation Women Goodwill Ambassador, she is a legit role model for every young girl in today’s generation. Basically, she is my ideal self. Her characteristics are the attributes I exactly want to be as an influential woman for all. As I daydream to be like her, I just merely realized that we have differences. However, we have the same passion and purpose and that is; to use the capabilities we had from studying well to be a voice in making things in this world rightfully and just. As she never failed to inspire girls makes me want to say, “Be the Emma Watson in the world full of Kendall Jenner.”

    In every star that I’ve stared at the sky, I always dream to be the one that I want to be someday. However, my real self doesn’t want to do that. Instead of removing the authentic me in my life, I will just do my best to hone myself to be the one that I want in the future properly. I mean, I just want to be the lady that I like without ditching my actual self from the day that I was born. Moreover, I believe that changing ourselves to be the perfect selves we want is not the solution to change our world for the better. Instead, we must use our ideal selves to empower us to grow enough to make a good difference from our current selves today in which can inspire the young ones that in order to have their best version of themselves, the first thing they must do is to embrace their own kind of beauty that comes from within by being just their real selves. Lastly, I also believe that every person in this world, real or not, has a purpose to our society as we perfectly molded by Him.

    Claudette Ann C. Manalo
    ACT 181

  26. VERGARA, LEILANIE M.-ACT 186–We people tend to be so ambitious to the point that we’re hoping to be a person we are not or we’re not bound to be. Sometimes, we are not contented to be just ourselves and want the world to like us because we usually think that we are not enough. That us, being simple and skilled is not YET enough so we are dreaming and trying to be someone else. I was the person who hoped to be someone else who is much prettier, smarter, talented and had lots of confidence in human system.I always think back then that, If only I was the person like that, then people would like me more. My ideal self is a person who is more confident in speaking, arguing and accepting her flaws. I was always the person who have this stage fright when speaking in front. I had a bad experience in talking in front so til then, I was not able to speak confidently because I was so afraid to be judged by the people who are watching me. I want to build dauntlessness in terms of arguing as I always forgive and understand the situation and never did I stand my opinions. I want to accept my flaws just as easy as other people do it because it’s hard for me to accept who I really am and end up having a low self-esteem. Furthermore, my ideal self is a person who can understand the lesson in school easily, that I don’t need to study it for more than once or twice. And also, a person who don’t give up easily and know how to cope up with the situations. I am the slow-learner type of student and I hated myself for being like that. I can not understand the lesson clearly without having to read it hundred times. I also give up so easily and let myself be drowned to the failure I committed and I am having hard time coping with the situations or the problems. All of these are my IDEAL SELF. And it is not me. My real self is a person who doesn’t have much confidence in mind and heart; a person who is not talented and even prettier; a person who gives up so easily and a person who is over thinks things. That is me. Somehow, I want to be my ideal self more than my real self because if it was me, then it would not be difficult coping with the society and the people around me. However, part of me wants to show the real me, my real self because at this point in time, what actually matter is the truthfulness we show to the people who MATTERS to us. I can say that, I am still in the process of whether to choose the ideal self or be my real self/natural self because both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. But whatever it is, though we have many scars in life, we still had to accept the challenges life had brought to us and never give up if it is for the betterment and development of our own self.

  27. Mary Erica G. Gregorio | ACT184 Someone once said, “The difference of who you are and who you want to be…is what you do.” Having an ideal self of you is just normal as long that it will make you grow but sometimes what if’s in life are two words with endless possibilities and in the end of the day, being the real us is the most important thing. A girl who accepts that we can’t force something in this world that is beyond our control but we can do something about it. A girl who’s worth fighting for. A girl that will not overthinks a lot. I want to become a better daughter for my parents and a better student with purpose. Lastly, I want to save myself before I save someone else. This is my ideal self but the real me is the one who save someone else before myself, the girl that is one call away but no one has the confidence to fight for me and the one that has many what if’s in life and not what it is. The girl that will do anything to change the world and force things that are not meant to be in the first place but having the real me make sense at all, my parents raise me to be strong since I was still young and I’m very thankful for that. Fighting for my dreams when everyone else is against me and I am a woman who has the goal in life to make my parents proud. The one who possess the positivity in life even she is getting tired and when life gives her a lemons she’s still there ready to bounce back and conquer the world.
    As I said a while ago, at the end of the day being the real us is the most important thing. I know that I have flaws and imperfections but I want the real me, the girl who will fight and take the risk in everything. It will be all or nothing. I am still learning, accepting some things in life, growing, maturing and at some point of realization moments but I know time will come I will be the best version of my ideal self. I will not be sorry for being who I am because I am thankful that there is a Mary Erica Gregorio who remains stronger each day and choosing to fight her battles together with hopes and dreams. I am a work in process; maybe someday this will be all in favor to us and if that someday will come what if’s will become what it is.

  28. Bryan Alcantara Dining
    ACT 185

    My ideal version of me is that I want to be more confident in everything, be responsible, not to be shy sometimes, and not to be a perfectionist person. There have a big different between my ideal version of my self and my real version of my self. First is I’m so perfectionist person I want everything perfect like no mistake in everything and when I do some mistake I’m so disappointed to my self even if it is simple mistake it’s affect me so much. And second is being a shy and don’t have enough confident to communicate to others. It can affect my academic life because if I don’t have enough confident in our class I didn’t answer the question even if I already know the answer. And last one is being responsible. In my real version of me, I’m not a totally a responsible. I didn’t do my tasks in our home I didn’t wash a plates and even washing my clothes I didn’t do that in that way I say that im not a responsible enough.

    Yes, I want to be my ideal version of me. Because I want to experience a wonderful life. I think I become in my ideal version of my life I didn’t disappoint to my self because I can’t expect to much to myself and i didn’t do an extra effort to make everything’s perfect. And I think if I become a ideal version of my self I have a lot of friends and achievements now because I have a enough confident to express my feeling and I easily communicate to others. And lastly I do all my responsibilities if I’m become a responsible person. My Ideal version of my self is not being perfect but I want to be it because I want to fix all my mistake in my real version of me.

  29. My ideal self would be someone who isn’t a shy type person. Someone who excell in everything, smart, have many friends, and someone who is brave enough to face any challenges. In reality, I was a shy type and a quiet person. I wasn’t that smart either. I may look strong but internally, I was weak. I also prefer to have few friends than having many fake friends because that’s really toxic.

    My ideal self is so much better than what I am today. But of course, I’d still prefer my real self cause that’s what makes me who I am today. I am happy for what I am and what I have right now. In my 18 years of living, I’ve learned to accept myself for who I am.

    ACT 183

  30. Julinar Dorado
    ACT183

    We all have that moment when we visualize ourselves as someone we’re not. It’s normal to dream something impossible or we cannot have. Well, it’s our nature to be ideal, creating a scenario in our minds wherein we do anything we desire. As for me, I always imagine myself as a popular travel and beauty vlogger. I also see myself living a comfortable life, being able to buy things I want without worrying about money. I wish to be intelligent, a woman with advocacy, dignity and full of dreams. Someone who can inspire and motivate others by her work and through her encouraging videos. All these thoughts are very different from what and who I am right now. I’m just an ordinary and a bubbly girl who loves watching vlogs and movies, living a simple life. I’m also not popular, my family and friends are the only one who knows I exist.

    They might say that I’m too ambitious for wanting my ‘ideal self’ than the ‘real’ me. Well, it’s alright since it’s true anyway. Why would I create my ideal version of myself if I didn’t want it, right? Making unforgettable memories and recording videos that can change people’s lives are the things that excites me. I’m hoping that someday, I’ll make it possible.

  31. ACT182

    I believe that we are in this world for some reasons. Maybe one is to experience as many different things as possible and enjoy and live life to the fullest. Also to create, contribute, share, and leave a positive legacy behind. And most importantly, for us to improve, develop, grow and become the best version of ourselves. My ideal version of myself is not that perfect, but it is what I think that will make me more happy and will make me enjoy life more.

    If I were to be the ideal version of myself, I would be that someone who is less self-conscious and confident enough to express herself not the real me who’s too shy in everything that I do. I would be that someone who’s funny and friendly not the real me who does not make friends on my own and who does not approach others unless they approach me first. Someone who can develop a strong long-lasting friendships with others. I would be that someone who is focused on whatever the present is, not thinking or worrying about the past or future. I would be that someone who strive for excellence, who always put my most excellent effort toward all that I do, and not have it confused with perfection. I would be that someone who have a positive mind and would not care about the results in everything that I do, not the one who is afraid to take risks and chances. I would be that someone who would love to figure out a way to be less sensitive, and not the one who does not internalize things so much and let other people easily upset me. I would be that someone who would not mind what other people will tell me, not the one who is always afraid with the judgments of people who surrounds me. I would be that someone who can easily forgive others who did me wrong not the one who keeps anger for a long time.

    If I were to choose between my ideal me or the real me, I would still choose the real me. I know that I’m not in my best version yet, but I’m sure and believe that one day I will be. Whatever I am today is the product of good and bad actions and decisions that I made in life. I own them and I own myself. I am constantly learning and experiencing. So the next moment, I will be the next best version and so on. I know that all the mistakes that my current version does, will be helpful for my improvement. In this way, I still believe that all of us are presently the best version of ourselves. All we need is the realization. Each day is an opportunity for us to be better than yesterday.

  32. There are some days when we look at ourselves in the mirror and ask if this the person who we really want to become. Are we supposed to be where we are supposed to be?, Are we living our lives to the fullest?, and the most important question of all is, are we going towards the direction of the person we imagine ourselves to be. If you ask me, my ideal version of me is someone who is doing more with life and living life to the fullest, I aspire to become someone who lives her life each day head on and always ready to conquer the world.

    If you ask me why I want to ponder on these things, it’s because of the fact that sometimes I tend to imagine how my life would be or how things would turn out if I was different version of me. If I compare the two versions of me, the ideal me and the current me; I say that they would differ with one thing. The current me is someone who haves fun but sticks to routine, someone who is more calculated. On the other hand, the ideal me is someone who is more spontaneous, someone who goes more with the flow. The ideal version of me is someone that I want to become in the near future. I want to be described as someone who is a strong and independent woman who is successful in the path that she chose or will choose and most of all someone who lived her life to the fullest.

    If I were to choose between the ideal me and the current me, I would still choose to be the current me. This is for the reason that I know in myself that reaching the ideal me is a process that I must go through step by step. For me, the first step in becoming the strong and independent woman that I want to become is by conquering the world through the current me, no shortcuts. Think of this process as a metamorphosis, a chance for me to transform into a better version of me.

    BALDERAMA ACT186

  33. ACT 182 -We always want whats better for us, we take the better deal on the table and always wish that somehow things are a little bit different. A little bit in favor of us. The ideal version of myself is someone who is much happier and never overthink. Ignorance is really a bliss. I want my version of myself as a person who always think positively and don’t mind the things that might not happen. I want me to be more confident and brave in facing everything. More confident in making decisions . I wish I can go against whats in my mind, I want myself to see even a little bit of happiness in things. I want myself to be contented. I want my version of myself as someone who already gave back to every sacrifices my mother made. Someone who’s already successful in everything.
    And of course we want the IDEAL us but if we have given chance to be the IDEAL us would we grab it? I think for me , I would not. After all my current me is not bad. I’m not contented , we all are that is why we always innovate because be want something better but in my case, I’d still choose to be my current me because I’m pretty good at this . it is hard but I believe that pressure is needed to make a diamond.

  34. ACT184

    Envy is an indication of absence of appreciation about our own uniqueness and self-worth. Did you ever sit in a corner and find yourself imagining about your what if’s? Because I did.

    What if I have a chance to redo my life? What if I live with my ‘ideal self’? I know almost everyone will love me.

    This young lady (my ideal self) got the biggest and softest heart in earth, she always gives chance to everyone who is important to her. She extends her patience and understanding for the commotions around her. She always breathe for positivity and for her, there is no room for hating and negativity. This girl is someone that others look up to because she’s so engaged with everything she do. But aside from this personality, she is also the head turner type of person. A girl with beautiful and genuine smile, slim (a lil bit slimmer version of the real me), and having this glass skin or clear skin. This girl also out-stand for being extremely good at academics. But most importantly she’s happy and contented with the life she has. Yup, she almost got everything that a girl wish for.

    We are not finding life, but we create it. So for me, what I am now, the real status of the Real me is I am currently working and doing my best to achieve my ideal self, because what I am right now is almost my ideal self. That is why for me, I both like my ideal self and my Real self, because that’s me, maybe not all the given descriptions above, but Im working it out. I always wear my confidence because I already accept long time ago that not everyone will like you, so be the best, others will judge you anyway.

  35. ACT182

    Accepting the reality of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many people hold to a different version. As a human being, we cannot deny the fact that we all have this ideal version of ourselves that we always wanted to be. Failing to connect with reality is why some of us have pants in the closet that haven’t fit in years.

    As to my ideal version of myself, I want to be someone who is almost perfect. Someone who is talented enough. Someone who is flawless, genius and confident. This is my ideal self, but the real me is that I’m just a typical and average person. There’s nothing special about me. I am not talented enough. I can’t dance and sing perfectly, play an instrument or whatever. I am not also a genius one because I always view something critically.I am not flawless and confident enough to express myself. However, eventhough my situation is way different than my ideal version of myself, I really believed that I am more lucky than to others. Yes, I may not be this kind of person as of now, but I have a very loving and supportive loved ones that could make me help to achieve the better version of me. Of course, God is also there who trully satisfies me with all of the aspects of my life.

    Sometimes, when we have pictures in our minds about our “ideal self”, its incredibly difficult to accept the way we are; to accept reality. You could also start to feel like suddenly everyone around you are so much better than you. I’ve felt this way on numerous occasions. What some people need to realize is that you can’t just get rid of insecurity that easily, its personal. Even though other people don’t see why we’re insecure. Social acceptance is a survival instinct. Our survival as a species depended upon it.

  36. ACT183

    It’s all about me wanting for more. It’s like things are in to me. I attracted every positive thing in my surroundings. I’ve got everything I wanted in just a snap. I am happy with my life. I am the strongest person I’ve ever known. I am loved by all. I am the crowd’s favorite. I get the attention I want. I am the luckiest. I am what I thought was perfect but looking at me right now, things were different.

    Never did I imagine how painful to live, how hard to survive and how reality will hit me hard. I’ve been the loneliest and weakest I’ve ever known. I am not loved by all and I didn’t get the attention I want. I am the unluckiest. All I want is to be appreciated and be valued but not all will value me as a person. It’s heartbreaking and yes, I knew it. I knew for instance that I may have lose my self on my journey but what I am thankful about is the fact that without sadness, I can’t achieve happiness. Without failure, I can’t achieve success. Without experience, I may not have learned. Without experience, I may not have learned. Without fear, I may not be strong. Without all of those pain, I may not have know myself. All of those negativities have counter positivities or maybe I just learned how to find light in darkness. I learned to appreciate things that may be little but have a big impact. I learned to appreciate and accept things that were not so good about me. I learned to choose my real self.

  37. John Rey Dungca ACT 184. Everybody has an ideal self. my ideal self is, first rich, lots of cars, most of what I see is more on my physical aspect because I’m not confident enough to deal with people.
    If I’m tall, white, and handsome, I will be more confident when I’m going to face many people.
    my ideal self is more on my physical aspect.

    No.because
    I realized that I should accept the real me I should learn to accept my own self in order to achieve genuine happiness and to have progress. If we are being honest to ourselves we can start progress in a more realistic way and get better everyday. k

  38. Being with a person we really want the most was the most amazing thing in the world, But sometimes being with them is dealing with our ideal self and real self, when we are with them sometimes we forgot who we really are, we changed our self to please anyone, just like me sometimes I tend to change my real self to my ideal self for me to accept by the person I really want, and this ideal self of mine doesn’t last long, because you’re just a human if you commited some mistake your real self may appear again, because ideal self is just form by our imagination and we just tend to apply it to ourselves, but in fact if you really want a person you just need to show who you really are and make this real self turn to ideal self for others, where in they will just accept who you really without regrets and have a long term relationship with them,because they wanted to be with you and with your personality. So it’s better to be with your real self first and create your ideal self by achieving the goals you set amd share it to others to make their ideal self to be realistic.

  39. Each and everyone of us has our ideal selves, this ideal self represents what or whom we wanted to be. My ideal self is someone that is far from the real me. I wanted to be someone my parents would be thankful for, someone who follows their rules. Someone who is not hard headed. My ideal self is someone who is good in everything, someone who has lots of friends and acquaintances around her. Someone who is active and not timid. These personalities that I wish to have is somehow very far from the real me. I usually disobey my parents, I don’t follow their rules and I lie to them. I am not good in everything, in fact I always feel like I’m a failure. I am not friendly and only has few acquaintances. I am inactive and very timid. I am the total opposite of my ideal self.

    However, I may not be my ideal self and I am far from being one, I would still choose the real me. Because this is how my life and my past shape me to be and I accept who I am, I accept my imperfections and shortcomings. There is no reason for me to complain, I am happy and contented for who I am right now and I do believe that this is how I ought to be.

    #ACT182 #WEEK5

  40. SOLITARIO, KEANNAH ROSE DG.
    ACT 185

    I always think about my ideal self and it made so many “what ifs” questioning my mind. I wish I could be somebody who is good at everything. At many times, I imagine myself as a very smart lady who is confident and can handle herself when presenting in class. A student who is always at the top of the class, receiving lots of awards and making her parents so proud. A daughter who doesn’t commit failures and doesn’t disappoint her parents. An “ate” who is always kind, helpful and shows so much love to her siblings. A woman who always looks good in the eyes of others. And one day, an individual who is very successful in her chosen career. Lastly, a person who accepts her own flaws and proud of herself.

    But those characteristics doesn’t define the real me because my true self is full of imperfections. I am having a hard time trying to boost my self-esteem, until now I am afraid of speaking in front of people. Since my college life started, I also started to have doubts about my own abilities. I always question myself ‘will I finish this course or will I become successful?” I give negative conclusions about myself because of having lower grades that doesn’t fit my expectations. I am neither a perfect daughter nor a sibling because they cannot lean on me in times when they need me. I find my physical self unpleasant to others because they judge my appearance, they call me “baduy” or unfashionable. But despite of those imperfections, I believe that we can be our ideal self if it is not impossible. I would rather choose my ideal self because I know that it would be a better version of myself but that doesn’t mean that I don’t accept what I am today. I just want to be a better me.

  41. Ryan Dave Biron BSA ACT18A. Why am I not perfect? Why I cant get those things that I want?. Those the words we always ask in our minds. Perfectness does not mean who we are as a person. It is better to live in what we have, what we really make us happy, we know the things we are doing without dictating by others. We have its own version of ourselves, the real self and ideal self. Ideal self that’s mean what we want to be and that is different from our real self in what we really are. This is the version of myself! I am the one who has a lot of talent that can people and my parents will be proud of, a clever and achiever students who studying in well known and excellence university, The person who has appreciated the thing that are given to them. Me, has a strong confidence and self-esteem where I can inspire others. This ideal self are truly different from me, In real I’m weak, fear of being mistaken, not a totally smart like the others but I still strive and persevere to make my ideal self become true. Now I have a human nature where I can use my characteristics in socializing with my fellowship that’s one can really identify what self do I have. I have my family that are supporting my dreams to become true so I’m happy in what I have now and I’m still fighting to achieve my dreams and ideal self for my future.

  42. Leica Obra ACT 183

    Everyone of us has always thought of a better version of us. A version that is far from our real self or a version that is a little better from who we really are. These kinds of self were given by us through the ideas of other people, people we have met, we have read and watch about, and our own ideas. I always have this idea of myself created by me from the movies and book characters I have read. This gives me expectations for myself that I somehow failed to meet. But this gives me opportunity to be a better person as I learned my lesson.

  43. ACT181 GABRIEL, Krystel Mae A.

    Ideal Self vs. Real Self

    Before, I was looking forward of becoming someone who is strong, independent and confident woman. As time goes by, I never thought I would actually become one. Today, I can say that I was able to make my ideal self before to my real self today. However, just like other people, those attributes are not always speaking about ¨me¨. There are times, I became weak, very dependent, longing for a companion, and very anxious and conscious about myself.

    As we grow up, I think our ideals about ourselves change as well. Our ideal self changes as we felt the need of satisfaction on our real self. It changes whenever we feel that it already turned into our real self. For me, my ideal self as of the moment, is someone who doesn´t get affected by anyone´s negative opinions about myself, someone who just enjoy being her and enjoying living her life yet managed to attain success in little aspects of her life. This ideal self that I have, I am wishing that it will be more than the real me. I think it is okay that our ideal selves will be more than our real selves, as long as it goes for a positive changes or impression of other people. Although there are some who literally fake themselves through their ideal selves just to look good, be good and get praised by other people. Let us work on having an ideal self wherein, it will be beneficial for our real selves in a positive way as well beneficial to our ideal selves by getting good impressions of other people.

  44. We often hurt ourselves by not meeting our expectations. Sometimes we would expect too much and fail to succeed. Sometimes we feel regret when we expect less than what we can actually do. Maybe the author expected so much about a certain relationship that failed her eventually.
    When I was a young boy, I always envied how my classmates get along. I was a black sheep as how my elementary friends would often describe me. My Ideal self was someone who have an outgoing personality. Someone who enjoys the company of his friends as much as he enjoys meeting new people. Now, I think I somewhat fails to achieve that standard that I set for myself. I tend to keep people away. If I will choose to met other people and to keep my circle of friends smaller, I would opt for the latter one. However, I don’t think I despise myself today because of that. If I would to choose between what I am right now (Real Self) and my Ideal Self, I think I would still choose to live as my real self. What I have right now is enough to say that I don’t need to work so hard to be my ideal self.

  45. ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184
    Sometimes the reality does not meet the ideal we have in our mind. But that’s okay. That’s life, we can’t have everything we want. We can’t control everything. But when we recognize this, we find different ways to make some real improvements and development. So, what is my ideal self? What are the best qualities and what vision do I want to live up to for my family, friends, society, and especially for myself? My ideal self is the mirror against which I compare my actual or real self. It’s the image I want everyone else to see. It’s the dream of everything I want to be. My ideal self is not the person I am today but the person I am striving to become tomorrow, next week, next month, and so on. Maybe, it is also the qualities and attributes of other people that I most admire. Sometimes I look at those people and think, “I wish I could be like that.”

    My ideal self is just free and confident, not afraid to be judged and doesn’t care a thing about what people think, than I am currently — I focus on other’s feeling and what others think of me before my own. My ideal self is someone who can be confident in everything, in whatever situation, someone who believes in herself and in her own abilities, and someone who trusts herself. A lady who has a bright and bubbly personality. A person who makes someone feel happy and important because to see someone smile, to inspire someone or make their day is truly something to live for. I think of my ideal self as a very pleasant person to be around. I would like also to be a person who has time management skills because now it is a struggle for me. Also, someone who has enough money to live comfortably, not lavish but simply. Perhaps, my ideal self is about what I admire in others, what the society promotes, and what I think is in my best interest.

    However, while I recognize these traits appealing, I am not and will never be all of these but I can strive to be a better person in light of those qualities that I value so highly. My ideal self is really far from my real self but if you will ask me which one I want: ideal self or real self? I will choose the real me. I like who I am actually now because it helps me to keep striving and pushing forward. Imagine if one day I am the person I would ideally like to be, probably that is the day when my life would lose all meaning. My ideal self is like the perfect version of myself, maybe a perfect life so there would be no motivation to grow or to improve myself. Since it’s already perfect, nothing greater to strive for and reaching a state of perfection leads to a less than satisfying life.

  46. Having confidence, knowing her self-worth, loving herself before anybody, no insecurities and someone who can fight for her wants is exactly my ideal self. I may look that kind of person in the outside but I am just honestly pushing myself to be like that because I want it. I badly wanted to be that person.
    Before I wanted to be my ideal rather than my real self but I remember this quote from someone, ” Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself “. And lately, I’ve realized a lot of things with this matter because absolutely, being myself is the most powerful thing I can have and it can surpass my wants to be someone else. I have thought that accepting my true self can lead me not only to my ideal self but the self that God wants me to be.
    – JAN PATRICIA LYNN B. USITA ACT 182 –

  47. Geofrey Lozano Act 186 BLOG, Once in my life I always dreamed to be the most intelligent, sucessful, perfect person in town. I wanted every body to acknowledge and praise my personality on what i have and what i have achieved. A person who is goal oriented and sticking to the right plan and path of my life towards success. Also have a better physical appearance so that everybody admire me, and all great things may come in my way. But in reality, I realized that we should be contented on what we have in life, no regrets, no painful moments on what you are right now. Just thank and learn to appreciate on what you receive and learn to love little things. Don’t compare yourself to others, because we had different stories ,hardships we might encounter inlife. Be confident on it, and trust the process. Now in reality,i like my real slef that im more confident, reliable, my self esteem boost up, worthy, and bringing my pride down for others. And I’m really proud on what i have reached and achieved in my life. And i dont need nothing about my ideal life, I’m contented and appreciate on what i have. And Always remember we have different perceptions in life, intelligence and skills can be trained by others,but your personality cannot be trained by anyone only you. So pick yourself up and learn to love your real self from now on.

  48. Ideal self of me are those things that pressure me to be perfect which at the same time also to be happy. The version of me is still the same as what I’m now maybe there is a little bet changes. Because, one thing I wish for my best version of me is to believe to my self and meet the people expectation and to make few burden of my life will eventually happy that put the smile on my face because of my achievement. I which that i will meet the standard of my parents that expect me to be brilliant as my cousins. I which not to be compare to other to stop the pressure inside of me. I also dream to be perfect us what my parents want me to be. Perfect like achieving all things they want for me, achievement that my name is always one of highest grade in class.
    Now there time when I just need to slow down and take a step back and breath, and there are times wherein i just buckle up, drink some coffee and study without pressure. There are times asking how to make I rest and when to push through. But a least decision rest without guilt or study without complain those are to option always think.
    I don’t want my ideal self as more than the real me because I use to happy without pressure, I live better, I do want you want. I heal my self to any limits that I have in my mind, I detach my self form negative doubt, anxiety and focus on positive side. I never stop believe that I can achieve all my goals without pressure that you don’t I don’t need to be perfect us what other was.

  49. ACT 184. Ideal self vs. Real self | First of all, I’m not perfect but when I dream, it was always perfect. I’m always perfect when I closed my eyes imagining that I’m always at the top. But when I opened my eyes – I’m falling, falling down to the ground that I need to look up again, face the reality, and have a lot of challenges need to overcome. Our ideal self is sometimes impossible, but why not? We are dreaming, I believe if we dream, dream big. Don’t settle ourselves for less even it is hard and impossible.

    However, be contented of what our real self now. Just enjoy and trust the process that someday our ideal self isn’t our ideal but it is the real us.

  50. ACT 186 / I just want to share some small points between my real self and ideal self one example is I’m shy and I want to be confident in every thing that I encounter and be ready for every battle that’s in front of me. other than that, I’m okay with myself final answer. addition, My answer to that is I don’t want to change who I am today. What am I now is what I am in the future and I won’t change because I see myself the same no matter how many years would pass. 2nd question My ideal me is my real me so it’s the same thing. I’m okay with myself and contented so I don’t need to change anything like my gestures, mannerisms, behavior and attitude. Until I die I will stay the same person mentally and emotionally but not physically obviously.

  51. Everyone to us dream about the better version of ourselves. Me, I want to become more confident, I wish that I know how to sing, I wish that I have the intelligence like others have and having that diligence like others. Im also dreaming being tall because as of my situation right now, Im too small honestly. I also wish that I am rich to buy all the things I need and want.

    My Ideal version of myself is definitely further from who I am now. But I will still love to choose who and what I am now. Because who I am now is a very brave one, I’ve been through a lot and because of myself now I learned a lot of lessons in life, lessons that I will surely use to have a better version of myself. Also I will choose who I am now because that’s the person that my parents, counsins, friends and other ppl around me used to know and loved.

  52. At certain times, believing that I can possess the ideal self I always wished for seems hard to envision. When almost a whole lot of people I see are made aesthetically, sometimes I tend to demand perfection for a pleasing appearance, fresh and radiant skin, great deal of money, and intelligence. I used to think about when would my ideal things come my way. Would I want this more than the real me?
    My perception about my ideal self is close to how I perceived acceptance. The reason why I want my ideal self more than the real me is because people would greatly adore you for who you are and people around me are acting like that. With what I am now, possessing no pleasing appearance, dark skin tone, with insufficient money, and wanting more intelligence I feel like nothing can appreciate that even me. Despite being like that, I still think about how faulty it was to not accept my real self because of imperfections. It was a simple ideal self for me if I’ll work hard on becoming like that and I believe it will gonna happen sooner or later.

    Moselina, April Ann L.
    ACT 184

  53. ACT 185
    Ideal self of me are those things that pressure me to be perfect which at the same time also to be happy. The version of me is still the same as what I’m now maybe there is a little bet changes. Because, one thing I wish for my best version of me is to believe to my self and meet the people expectation and to make few burden of my life will eventually happy that put the smile on my face because of my achievement. I which that i will meet the standard of my parents that expect me to be brilliant as my cousins. I which not to be compare to other to stop the pressure inside of me. I also dream to be perfect us what my parents want me to be. Perfect like achieving all things they want for me, achievement that my name is always one of highest grade in class.

    Now there time when I just need to slow down and take a step back and breath, and there are times wherein i just buckle up, drink some coffee and study without pressure. There are times asking how to make I rest and when to push through. But a least decision rest without guilt or study without complain those are to option always think.

    I don’t want my ideal self as more than the real me because I use to happy without pressure, I live better, I do want you want. I heal my self to any limits that I have in my mind, I detach my self form negative doubt, anxiety and focus on positive side. I never stop believe that I can achieve all my goals without pressure that you don’t I don’t need to be perfect us what other was.

  54. ACT 186

    My ideal self is who I try to be every day and what I wanted to be in the future. In other words, I have these short term and long term ideal self. I used to have every day goal to be able to achieve the future that I desire, at the end of the day I assess what happened throughout the day and check if I was able to achieve my daily goal. To give some picture of what I wanted to be every day and in the future, I will enumerate some differences of my real and ideal self.

    One of the most important goals I have in every day basis is to inspire other people, my friends always thought of me as a joker, enthusiastic person and a hyper one. It is only because I don’t want negativity ruins our day, although we are currently facing a real challenge in our field, we need to stay positive because sadness and worrying would not help us to survive. Another vital goal for my every day basis is to save, not just in terms of money but also in time and energy. I make sure that the things I need to accomplish before the day ends is already done before I go to sleep, but of course not all the time I achieve it so most of the time I rush into something and I was not able to maximize the opportunity to give the best that I can because of time shortage. And it follows, if I don’t have proper management of time I don’t have also the time to save energy because I need to sacrifice sleep to finish my works. In terms of money, I really wanted to save, that’s one of my new year’s resolutions but sadly I have this group of friends that the hobby is to hang out and eat almost every hour so I was not able to control the usage of my allowance and that leads to no savings for a day. On the other hand, one of my long-term goals is of course, to be a Certified Public Accountant, to give back all the sacrifices that my family did to be able to finish my studies. When I’m already working, I want to be the most efficient and effective employee and I want to have my own company. I also desire to have a big house and three cars and a happy and complete family because since I was born, we are broken family. Another one, I want to save people, I want the unbelievers or those who have not yet receive the salvation from the Lord be able to receive it and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.

    I’ve never wanted my life to stand out much. It’s just that I have goals and I will do everything to achieve it. I wanted to be a better person not just for myself but for my family and other people who are supporting me in life. I want the current me as of today because I want to experience the difficulty in achieving the future me. So basically, I want my real self now to be able to achieve my ideal self. That would be the sharing of my real and ideal self.

  55. Yla Dimacali ACT186 What if, what if I can change the current version of myself into my ideal version of myself in a snap of a finger. Because Who doesn’t want to experience the best version theirself, right? The version of myself that doesn’t get insecured for some petty reason. The version of myself that is strong physically and mentally. The version of myself that has the confidence to decide for what is right and what is wrong for myself and other people. The version of myself of myself than can overcome any fear that I’ll ever experience. All the versions that I wrote are the complete opposite me right now. If I could I would choose my ideal version of myself more than the current version of myself. I would be a hypocrite if I say that I would rather choose the current version of myself, because why would I even think about having an ideal version of myself if I am already contended to the person that I am right now.

  56. According to psychology, there is usually a self-discrepancy or a gap between what an individual see vs what they like to see. Two of the self perceptions that a person has are real self and ideal self. Real self is the qualities that you believe you possess while ideal self are the characteristics that you like to have which are mostly about your wishes and interests. Most of the time, the way you like to see yourself is different from what you really are. As of me, if I am going to describe my ideal self, I’d say that I want to be more of a friendly person to everyone. I want to be good in arts such as painting, drawing either digitally or not. I want to have enough patience to everything, to people and other situations. I want to lose too much pride that I have and just say anything that I want and anything that I feel without overthinking what it will make me look like. And this ideal self is obviously different from my real self. I’m not much of friendly person. It takes time before I trust someone to be a part of my life. I choose the kind of friends that I want to have. I’m not very talented in arts such as drawing but I am more inclined in the music field. I don’t have enough patience, I quickly lose interest in things. I’m also very sensitive to issues that are oppressive. I am vocal with what i believe in when it comes to social issues but on the hand, when it comes to my personal things, I usually hold back with my feelings. because I always overthink. I usually just keep things to myself. Despite all of these, I like my real self. I like how I grew up to be as a human, as a citizen, as a woman. There are many things that I should work on myself but I am happy with what I am. There are reasons why I am like this and I believe that my experiences mold me into the person that I am today. Our ideal self may not coincide with our real self but i know that I can be ideal for myself in my own ways.

  57. Princess Leah Banoy ACT 184
    A beautiful, kind, smart, rich, sexy, skilled, talented, famous, or in short, a perfect person! That is what I believed to be someone’s ideal self, and I must say that I also aimed for perfection, ’cause who’s not?. I am pretty sure that we all want to be looked up by people, to be admired and to be an inspiration. We all dreamed of being someone who perfectly fits the standards of the society. Someone who will be loved by everybody. But even though that is what I imagined to be, I never wanted to be exactly like that, aside from it is impossible, I dont want to live a special life where I will be compared, criticized, observed, and notice each and every single word and action I will make. My real self now is just an average girl, a typical lady you know, doing her best to achieve something she can be proud of and living a simple life she wants to be extra ordinary. I can say that I am far different from this ideal self of mine, because first and foremost I am not rich, and other qualifications follow. And also because I want to find someone who will like and love me unconditionally with the features or qualities I have now as the real me 🙂 But at some point, I also want to say that having an ideal self is also a good thing, because through this eagerness of becoming it, we are also encourage to act and look for ways to become one. Because we want to be pretty, we’ll take care of our skin and dress presentably, to be smart and rich, we will study hard, and so on. There is nothing wrong about aiming Perfection even though we cant really be, because it even helps us to be the better version of ourselves, it is just a matter of for whom, what or why you are doing that. For me self-acceptance and love must comes first, before wanting the so-called “Perfection”, because if you accepted your real self, self-love will follow, and so pointing to the “perfect you” will be for the betterment of yourself and not for others to be pleased.

  58. ACT182
    God-fearing, risk-taker, adventurous, generous, approachable, and someone who don’t give up easily. These how i sees the real me as well as those people who really knows me personally. This real version of myself is actually the same with what I wanted to be. I wanted to be like who I am now and so I did. I believe that if you want to be the best version of yourself, you have to push yourself to your limits. Be yourself, accept your flaws and improve it because there’s always room for improvement. I am also happy and contended of what I have right now. I am ME and I think that’s what matters the most.

  59. ACT 182, YUMI NAKANIWA
    Many of us have an ideal version of ourselves, of course most of us wants perfection in every aspect of our lives. For me my ideal self, is to be like a fashion model with a perfect curvy body and an angelic face also I want to be good at martial arts or to be an athletic person. In terms of inner self, I want a personality that is strong, patient and loved by all people around her. Furthermore, I want a brain that is full of wisdom and knowledge. To make it clearer my ideal self is to be like the Sanggre Amihan of the tale Encantadia, because just like her I want to be strong enough to fight for what I want and have a golden heart at the same time. But, this ideal version of me is a lot different from what I really am, I’m just a simple girl with not so perfect body and a good face, I am not also an athletic person and sometimes I am boring. Maybe somehow, I am patient but not all people love me and my personality, in addition I am not that brainy too and I’m just in an average range.
    For me, I like my real-self more than my ideal self because this is really me and this is my personality. And those traits are the reason why I’m existing here in the world and I can say that the “ME – my real self” is one of a kind, I am alive and unique in my own way. Yes, somehow, I like my ideal self because I like it when I am strong enough to fight for what I want but I will improve myself more to become like that.

  60. As a human being, I always wish that life was perfect and I was perfect. I often wonder what would my life be if I was so rich, smart, beautiful, talented and sexy. That’s the ideal me incessantly playing on my mind and I’m sure many of young people can relate. Of course, everybody wants to be perfect, everybody wants to be admired and that’s how this world works. But in reality, my real self is far from my ideal version of mine. I’m just an ordinary student who dreams a beautiful life in the future. Not perfect, but I’m living my life fully.

    Yes, the idea of being perfect makes me fall in love with myself, but I wouldn’t trade the real me for that perfection. I want to enjoy my idiosyncrasies and feel proud of being real. And, because of this imperfection, it makes me unique as an individual. Lastly, I learned how to embrace the real me and enjoy the imperfections of life.

    ACT183

  61. We always wants what’s best for us, even though it is out of our league. We always compare ourselves to other people and think they are way better compare to us. We tend to dream of what we should have and forget the things that we already have. We keep on reaching even if it’s too high. And im no different.

    I think it is natural to dream of what you want to be as a person. Just like other people I have a version of the “ideal me” and the ideal version of myself is a person who knows what she wants. A person who is not afraid of expressing herself and showing affection to other people (family and friends). A person who is talented, in terms of singing, dancing or knows how to play instruments. A person who is confident. A person who is a much taller version of me. And a person who is intelligent. But the real me is contrary of what I’ve said. I am a type of person who sucks in expressing myself, that sometimes people misunderstood me. I’m not a smart person I’m just studious and hardworking. I’m not confident in terms of my looks, my height because I’m short and the way I talk. Even though the “ideal” me is my dream, I will still choose the “real” me because I don’t need to pretend just to reach the ideal version of me. My friends and family love me just the way I am despite of my short comings. Perhaps someday I will become the better version of “real” me.

    We can’t have everything in this world. Because God created us just the way we are and I learned that we just need to accept, be contented and improve ourself.

  62. Rouvic Arensol (ACT 181)
    Everyone dreamed to have or to be the better version of theirselves/ourselves. Let’s be honest and be true, that everyone have insecurities that they hiding in their body and mind. Even me I can’t deny that I have this envious feeling to others and thinking “why I can’t be perfect?”, “why I don’t have everything I want? why?”. And still I don’t know the answer. As for ideal version of myself I wish I would be a person who can make everyone that surround me to be happy, a person that is fearless and genius like others. A person or a son who can open up easily to parents, a perskn that can do everything without any hesitation, without thinking of what would others said or talk about. A person that is rich so that I don’t have any problems in my tuition and debts of my family. And a person that has a beautiful face, but this ideal version of me is just a dream. And this ideal version of me is very different from what I am now. Yes, I can make everyone happy but not all, I am confident but because of my face I feel the insecurities, they said I am genius but I think I’m not. And I always don’t havr a clear choice or decision because of harsh reality. Because of the rejection and judgment of society.
    Even though I did not achieved this ideal version of myself, I am happy to be an average person, I still feel the blessing that God gave to me. I am still happy to have these kind of friends/besfriends and family. I am happy to give happiness to those people who are important to me. And I’m still thankful from what God gave to me. Maybe he has a plan for me and for everyone and I’m still believed in his plans. I’m still thankful that I can dance and sing a little bit. Still happy that I can excell in different aspects or fields. And I think there’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you show your trueself to everyone and be happy on what you’ve got, be blessed for your life, be thankful for everyone and to God I think I can live my life to the fullest.

  63. Well to start off, and to be fair, we all have that at least one moment in our lives where we just wanted to be perfect, someone who’s very far from the real us. Personally, I think that my ideal self is someone who just doesn’t care about anything at all. Like I see myself not giving a thing or two about the negative energy the world has to offer me. Of course I wouldn’t lie that I wanted to be someone who’s successful, and someone’s who’s smart (though I wish I was smarter and knew things clearer). But you know, life is constantly changing and we have to ride with it either we like it or not. So I guess the universe cannot back me up with the ideal self I am pertaining to because in reality, what and who I am right now is honestly what I can offer for now. I am a person continuously working for myself, and looking for the right pattern that I must follow in order to achieve the ideal self I was talking about a few seconds ago. But if I’m being honest? I wouldn’t want it to be too fabricated. I love who I am right now, and I love the personality I am currently having now. I do not want to be successful or happy in just a snap, just like that. I’d rather take the long way in order to achieve it. I know, that in my head I’ve created a picture of myself which is very far from who I am now but I wouldn’t trade the person I am now, for that. I should love myself. We should practice self care.

    MICO PEDERIO
    ACT181

  64. The ideal version of myself that I always wanted to achieve is a girl who is confident in everything she do. I want to build more my self-confidence especially during speaking in front of many people, I’m always thinking of how satisfying and amazing it is when you talked in front without stuttering. Also, I want to become intelligent not just academically but also in decision-making. Physically, I want to gain more weights because I am not satisfied on my body figure, have 20/20 vision because wearing eye glasses and contact lens is struggle for me and lastly, clear skin. Those things will help me to gain more self-confidence that I badly need.

    I will choose who and what I am right now. Accepting who you are is the key to your happiness. If you can’t accept and embrace your flaws and imperfections, you can’t expect anyone else to either.

    Ma. Ana Jane E. Alberto
    ACT182

  65. Mikaela Ducut, ACT 185

    There was a time in my life where I dreamt of being the person that I’ve always wanted to be, and I wish that it was all true. I’ve always wanted to be intelligent and gumptious, because in my own perception, if you have these two characteristics, then you will be capable of overcoming everything. I also wanted to become rich because having a lot of money can take you to many places, buying whatever you want and you will no longer worry about spending too much. Being able to cook was something that I also wanted to be, because they say that a woman should at least know how to cook, and I also wished that I could be prettier because having a good appearance is something that could make us feel more confident. But no matter how much I dreamt of becoming all of these, I would still choose the real me, the one who is not that smart and confident but still able to face hardships, the one who is not rich, who can’t cook and not that pretty, because being able to accept the fact of who we truly are, is something that will make us more valuable than the ideal version of ourselves.

  66. Marilou Mae E. Amparo
    ACT183
    Having an ideal version of myself becomes my inspiration in my everyday basis. It urge me to do my best to achieve the better me I wanted to be. Everyday is an improvement for me to achieve my goal to to be more braver and confident in any aspect. Because I want to see myself confidently speaking in front of many and not afraid about the decisions made. Because now I always have “what if’s” in my mind.
    For me I think I don’t want this Ideal self of mine more than the real me. Because if I will force myself to be the version of my self I wanted to be it will be much harder for me. Because how can I become more confident and braver like what I want, if I am hiding what really I am. And I think if I show the real me is already showing bravery and confidence. whatever happens what I am today is already the best version of myself.

  67. Everyone of us wants more than our real self. If there is an ideal man, there is an ideal self too. It describes the perfect version that you wanted for yourself. If i would be my ideal self, i will be a perfect daughter to my parents, a perfect sister to my siblings, a perfect student to my teachers and a perfect girl to my partner. All we want is to prove ourselves to everyone that all things are possible to us. I would take my ideal self as the chance to meet my goals in life, to meet my parent’s want for me and to meet the perfect life for my family in the near future. This ideal self would be different to the real side of me because i cannot make it possible as of now. I feel inadequate because of my behavior and because of what is happening in my current life. That ideal self is different from my real self because i cannot keep pace with others especially in my generation. If i would choose between my ideal self and the real self, i will be choosing the one self in the current, my real self. Why? Because in my current life, it will challenge me to do everything to be my ideal self. Challenging life will be the way to improve ourselves and to make success in our own feet. I will choose my real self because as of now, the real you will be the best friend of yours to overcome the challenges that you may encounter and that is the reason why you will be stronger and braver than your ideal self and that will also be the reason to achive your goals with your hard working hand and plans.

  68. JANELLA G. ROXAS ACT186

    -The initial step towards becoming the best version of yourself is knowing your ideal self very well. The more exactly, accurately and sooner you know your ideal self, the easier you’ll get there. Let me briefly share my ideal version of mine. I had good days as well as bad days. I have messed up, made bad decisions and failed. I want myself to never forget that there is God behind everything, that my ideal version of myself is the strength of faith and belief on God. It’s also my ideal to think that God is bigger than all my problems. I want myself to do not depend on the judgements of the society. I want myself to get rid of fear on judgements that didn’t actually makes me less of a human. I will not make myself to be idealistic in terms of my appearance because I’d always believe on different variety of beauty that God given us. Right now, I didn’t make it to achieve all of the things I mentioned. I sometimes forgot that there is God that will never let me feel alone with my problems. I depend myself on the society I belong because I’m afraid of judgements.

    -Yes, I want more to be the ideal me. The real me into my ideal self is getting easy for me to achieve. I’m letting God and my ideal version of myself to cure the real me. If only I am on my ideal version of myself, I would cope up with my anxiety and I might not became depressed last year. I will be able to confidently conquer all the fear in this cruel world. I will have strong mind and heart knowing that the God will always provide. I also want to move in my ideal society than the real one. It’s very hard to live in reality of the society with my ideal self. I will always put in my mind that God will provide and I say grace!!

  69. The ideal self is the self that we think we want to be, that we strive to be, and that we feel we are expected to be. And to describe my ideal self, it is someone who is confident and talented. I love talking to others especially my friends but one thing I hate about myself is I’m scared presenting or talking in front of many people, so I wish I am confident like others. Since I was a kid I like to be talented, good in singing and dancing but sadly I didn’t achieve that dream. Yes, I know how to dance and sing but not the one who can join in contests.

    If I would choose between ideal me or the real me, yes, I love the ideal me because I can be confident and talented but I would still choose the real me. “You can’t have everything but doesn’t mean you can never have it” I believe, the traits of our ideal self can be build and learn, not now but hopefully someday. The real me is enough, I may not confident and talented as others but I can say I’m talented in my own way. We all have our own traits and physical appearance which makes all of us unique we just need to be contented.
    Jesse Rae Villanueva | ACT181

  70. Khianna Demela Ello, ACT 185
    My ideal version of myself is all the dreams I wanted to be, like the Khianna that people know is more confident and innocent. Confident that she can show herself without pretending that she is brave enough to handle hard circumstances of life and Khianna that is brave to show to the people what she really feels. Confident to speak what she wanted and what she don’t like. An innocent girl that don’t know how to speak bad words. Also is that the ideal Khianna is not depending her beauty in cosmetics and prefers to be natural. I also wanted that Khianna is a person that people will not leave and she is not afraid to take risk for love and to take risk for her own decisions. She is a rich person that already travelled the whole world and she can buy all the things she wanted in life, she also got her CPA title and she is enjoying her life. She is a person that everyone got jealous of because of her success and kindness. A beautiful, talented, smart and almost perfect, that would be the ideal version of myself.

    She is different from me because in reality I’m a short-tempered person and when I get angry I speak all the bad words I know. I’m not also brave enough to say to my family that I’m tired and stress in school, I don’t like them to be disappointed. My family always said that I’m their only hope to be successful in life because I’m the only child of my mom that reach college all my mother’s brother didn’t go to college. In terms of physical apperance, I love make ups so much that I save money just to buy make up and ofcourse my ideal self is far from what I am today because she seems so perfect and I’m not, I always made decision that almost ruin my life and I’m afraid to take risk again for love because I already had a phobia to it.

    Even my ideal self seems so perfect I will still chose what I am today or the reality. I made stupid decisions in life. I hurt the person I love, I experiment things. Living your life doesn’t need to be perfect, you only live once so what is the point of being perfect if you didn’t live your life to the fullest. I know my limitation and I didn’t step in someone’s life. What I am today is the reason why I am strong and even how may person break my trust I can handle to smile again. That’s what life teach me to be brave for your own and I don’t need to be someone’s ideal because my life today taught me a lot of lessons. Just like my ideal self I will also get my CPA title in the future and I will be successful, I claim it! I will be successful.

  71. I will describe my ideal self as a man with focus, commitment and sheer will. A man who is decided to do and finish what he started. A man who is going to be successful no matter how hard the struggle is. My ideal self is not going to be perfect, I still want a sense of adventure in life, because if you are perfect and got nothing left to look out for, the sense of enjoyment and the urge to fight for life will be nothing but nonsense. If I may compare it to myself right now, I want to change it like my ideal self. Why? Because my ideal self for me is what I want to become and im in the process of achieving that. Im trusting my way of getting there and I know someday that me and my ideal self will become one in the right time.

  72. all of us are dreaming to be the best version of ourselves, or should I say the ideal version of ourselves. This version is the best of the best of what we want in ourselves that is very far in our real self. Our real self is who we are right now, full of flaws but despite of that we always have in our mind and heart the dream, hope and aspiration of becoming the best person we can be. My ideal self is to become a superhero that has all the intelligence in the world and can be able to go to the furthest place in the universe, i love exploration, I can help the humankind by having the knowledge in regards on how to develop our world and be able to go to one planet to another. Hence, this concept of my ideal self is very far from my real self, because even though i want to travel, my body and mind can’t coordinate, I just always want to be at home, watching movies, studying and sleeping. if I were to choose if what would I want to live my life to, of course it is my ideal self. I really want to go to other planet and discover things, i really love travelling and discovering and somehow this concept of my ideal self will help a lot to our world, by having knowledge for improvement and a lot of development.
    ACT181

  73. SILVA, HERSHEY E. ACT185|

    I want to be like this…
    I want to be like that…
    But…

    My ideal version of me is to have a strong mind and heart to handle circumstances. Yes, I conquered lots of hardships however there are times that I’m not tough in making decisions to solve problems. You gotta train your mind to be strong over your feelings, because if it’s not in accordance to it, you’ll lose everytime it happens. On the other note, at the end of the day, it should be balance.

    H E R S H E Y as I spelled it out, ‘sweetness’ as you heard, however there’s a lot of breaks and bitterness in the process to be able to form a sweet chocolate. Like in our life, a lot of struggles we encountered, but we find ways to solve it and have the courage to win over it– sweetness of victory.

    I don’t want the “Ideal you” will be more than the “Real you” it is because I believe in ‘trust the process’ I don’t need to rush things off to be excellent, everything will go on through in God’s pace. Being real you, will never be a mistake. As Shannon Alder once said, anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. Being real is an act of being honest. Bring out the best in you, always.

    It’s like undergoing a courtship, just be real, if your partner sees all your bad sides, flaws and everything and he decided to stay, that’s love. Being real is a way of loving your self. You don’t need to be not real you.

    A girl tweeted “Just because you did something wrong in the past doesn’t mean you can’t advocate against it now. It doesn’t make you hypocrite. You grew. Don’t let people used your past to invalidate your current mindset. Growth.”

    Always remember, never apologize for what you feel, it’s like saying sorry for being real.- Lil Payne

  74. ACT182
    KIMBERLY ANN C. SANTIAGO

    As everyone wanted to be perfect, so I am; not that physically perfect but the best within me.
    Maybe the ideal version of myself would be a woman who is known by everyone as a confident one. A woman who has a high self esteem, my ideal self who is a competent accountant, and the one who can be good enough and be the best of all things. Just like those superstars who has an ideal self, I would rather be known as the “People’s all time Favorite”. On one hand, those ideal version of myself has a bit difference from the one I am right now. First of all, I am a person who lacks confidence in everything I do. The fear of being not enough always hits me. I always overthink of whatever people thinks about me. It is me being a person who is afraid to become a failure.

    Even if I wanted to be the ideal version of myself, still I would rather choose the real me. First, I do believe in God’s perfect timing. The real me is still on process of being my ideal self. I believe that we cannot get what we want in just a snap of our fingers. Besides, it should be coming from the fruit of hardwork and perseverance. So, I will always choose the real me. The real me that I’ve been taking care of my whole 19 years of existence. I always believe that God has a greatest plan for me and I should be doing all the best to achieve what I wanted to be.

  75. In a world where everyone is not contended on who they are, have so many flaws and wanted to have the best version of themselves, I myself belongs to it. Every time I am alone, I’m thinking of so many things that will help me grow as a person and that includes my ideal self which are to be confident whenever I face people or simply in school presentation, to have a flawless skin that can also contribute to me being confident, then me knows how to start conversation to strangers that may lead me being friends with them, meet the expectations of my family and never disappoint them and the list goes on. And for me this ideal self of mine is a walking process, it’s not yet me as of now but time will come I can achieve it one by one. Lastly if you make me choose which I prefer the ideal me or who I am now, I am going to choose who I am now because I am enjoying the real me maybe not totally because I’m thinking of my ideal self but as of now I am still okay on who I am but one things for sure time will come that I need to live with my ideal self.

    Joana Marie B. Recato/ACT181

  76. Maria Janelle C. Dorupa
    ACT185

    The ideal version of everyone’s self depends on how they see things. Others may think that they should be like this or like that because of someone their up to. Others may also think that they can also be someone whom people will patronized like the people they idolized. But for me, the Ideal self of myself is to be a great, productive and successful student and a daughter at home as well. But, due to mistakes I made. My ideal self became the self I just want to be. Not as the self I’m portraying myself into. If I am going to choose between the real me and the ideal self of me, there’s a part of me that I will choose to be my ideal self because with this, I know, my parents will be proud of me. But the other side of me chooses to be my real self still. Because if I choose my real self, I’m accepting the mistakes that I’ve done. And instead of comparing myself to my ideal self, I will just make myself better by changing my mistakes into a better one, and also by accepting my flaws, because no one is perfect, everyone make mistakes. I also believe that, I’d rather be my real self that shows everything just like my flaws and my imperfections, I’ll accept if people hates me for who I am, than to fake myself, just for people to love me.

  77. There will be always things that we wish to have in our lives, but we can’t achieve or get everything we desire — just like my ideal self. I really want to be a perfect daughter, a good friend that’s always there for them, a person who is confident in everything that she do, profuctive, creative, and a hardworking person. I am a good daughter but not perfect, I also think I’m a good friend but I’m not always there for them because we have different schedules — they are in different school. I want to be a hardworking person but I always procrastinate, but I’m trying to avoid procrastinating.

    We honestly really want to be our ideal selves, because we always wish to be that kind of person. But I like the real me more, because this is who I am and I’ve already accepted who I really am. Most of the time, we can get so stuck in our ideal and fulfilling it that we fail to recognize the good in what we already have, we want to reach and achieve those expectations because we believe we will be more loved and accepted if we do. But the most important is that we should try to love and accept the real us, because accepting ourselves completely means that we are letting go of the idea that we are not enough.

  78. ACT 183

    A self ideal is essentially an ideal future version of us that encompasses our personality under various condition. The ideal version who am I wanting to become is a person who is physically fit , a person who is serious, and a person who is selfish. As for my true self right now,  sometimes I don’t care on my body and I always eat what I want. I am a happy person and sometimes when I feel sad and depress some people may not believe me because they see me as a strong and a happy person. After putting people first in the longest time and being dissapointed I feel like I should think myself first and I deserve to do whatever makes me feel happy. That’s why sometimes I want to be selfish.

    Would you want this IDEAL YOU more than the real you? My answer is No, because this ideal is just a concept that we want to be, to run away the things that we don’t want in our real self.  We need to strive to become the ideal self that we want to be but what if we don’t achieve the ideal self? We will end up breaking down. I want the real me more than the ideal me because there are people who truly loves and accept the real me and for that I am thankful. I know exactly who I am and I accept who am I right now. We should love ourself and stop expecting ’cause sometimes expecting too much can break us and leads us to our downfall. Learn and accept who you really are and for this, we will become the best version of us.

  79. My ideal self would be a person who doesn’t have or experiencing pain and problems. The person who would be always happy and don’t feel any pain or scars. To be perfect, to be love by all people. The one who is really different from who am i now. My self now that have so many problems and sadness in life. If I were to choose above those things, I will still choose to be myself. I will still choose myself because nobody is perfect, we all have our flaws and imperfection in able to be strong and live the ups and downs of life. To experience and live our life to its fullest. To learn important things in life.

  80. Bryan Jade Buatista ACT 182 every person has a different goals/perspective in life the others want to be superstar, singer, dancer, ect including me, but the others don’t like what we want, well it doesn’t matter, Honestly when I was a kid I have a lot of dreams that I really want to fulfil, but when I realized that you cant get everything easily without an action so that I started to pursue my study so that I can get or achieve what I wanted to do in my life esp. to my family, but guys always remember that we all have our own opinions and side’s that we show to different people, now if I will be given a chance to have new version of myself , to be honest I still want to choose the life that I have now. not so perfect but at least I accept all that I have created for myself and I accept myself exactly as I accept myself wherever I am. because I know that I can be within the love of my own heart and feel the love that is there. I know there is plenty of room for me to accept myself right here and now I accept my what I have now specially my body my height my weight my appearance my sexuality and my experiences as a human being I accept all that I have created for myself even my past and my present I am willing to allow my future to happen or I just go in the direction where my soul pulls me. and I know that i deserve the very best as I am, I accept this to myself now,
    “dreams don’t work unless you do”

  81. ANDREA FERNANDEZ ACT184
    We all have this so-called “Dream self” which is close to being Ms/Mr. Perfect. My Dream Self is a woman who is more matured in terms of physical, mental, social and emotional aspects. A woman who is much independent, can carry herself with so much confidence, doing bravely her true passions whatever cost it may takes, optimistic in all things, and not afraid to take risks. A woman who is much prettier, sexy, tall and less of flaws. A woman who has a lot of talents, can sing, dance, play different instruments, dive in a deep ocean, intelligent, and many more. A woman who can advocate what she believes in and can bring the best in many people.
    Obviously, my Dream Self is way far different from who really I am today. I am just a simple and average woman. I am trying to be matured and independent but I can’t do it all times. I can’t pursue all my passions because there are things that are at stake and I am not brave enough to compromise. I am not that beautiful to pass the standard of society. I have less talents, and I am not outstanding in any thing. I don’t have courage to step-in in the world and to many people.
    It is easy to love and choose my Dream self over my Real Self, but I am still choosing the Real me, anyway. I may have a lot of flaws and imperfections but that is a truth which I need to accept and appreciate. I must do it in order for me to live peacefully and happily. I know I can’t be my Dream Self but I have the ability to be close to that. And even though, I am not perfect and lovable like my dream self, there are still a lot of people who choose and love me for who I am today, and I am beyond thankful for that.

  82. ACT-185

    An author once said, “Truly happy and successful people get that way by becoming the best, most genuine version of themselves they can be. Not on the outside–on the inside. It’s not about a brand, a reputation, a persona. It’s about reality, who you really are”.

    All of us dreamt to become someone that seems to be very different to who we really are. We tend to imitate someone that define perfection to our own definition, because for us, it could be the best characteristics of an ideal person.

    Hi! I’m Apple Mae Uy Baldemoro, from ACT-185. Like other people, I also tell myself that I should be someone who can be an ideal person to everyone, and of course, an ideal person to myself. I want to change myself into someone who’s very confident and buoyant. Honestly, I’m the kind of person who don’t trust my own capability, that even if I know that I can, I don’t have a self-confidence to make it. I want to be a kind of optimistic person also. I want to improve myself by just changing my mind-set, because I knew that these negativities will hinder me to achieve my goals. An ideal version of me includes also on being a hard-working, industrious, and wise student in school.

    These ideal version of me is far different from the one who am I right now. Honestly, I’m the kind of person who easily gets into trouble. Who is very lazy, and never thinks to every action that I’d made, clumsy, reckless, named it, but not totally delinquent child. But these flaws help me to be the best version of myself, and it really helps.

    If I were to ask, of course I want my ideal more than the real me. I don’t want to change the whole me because this is me, and I already accept myself. But somehow, I don’t need to stay on being me, if it will just cause me pain and trouble. But we are all not perfect. All of us has our own flaws and imperfections, all of us has already made a mistake. But we should keep to our mind that improving yourself does not mean you’re not already true to yourself. It’s just you want to be the best version of you, and if you know that improving yourself don’t cause pain to others, you’re not imitating others just for them to accept you and if you know that you’re not stepping on others to get ahead, there’s no wrong to choose the ideal version of you.

  83. Being confident and responsible is my ideal self. The real me is way too far from my ideal version of me. I lack confidence which drags me down whenever I do things which I am not familiar. Fear always comes first, I always think that I will fail even without trying first. I don’t have enough trust with myself. That is why if I can only change the real me to my ideal self maybe things will be easier for me. The second characteristic that my ideal self is being responsible. To be honest I am not responsible. I want to become successful but I’m too lazy. Yes, I study but only when there are quizzes and exams. I have lot of time to study but I spend it for playing.
    I want to become my ideal self, because with the characteristics of my Ideal self I will be able to achieve my goals. The real me can’t achieve anything that is why I need to discipline myself now that I still have time. I can’t reach my dreams with my current attitude. I need to fix myself first before becoming successful.

  84. ACT182
    Everyone of us wants to become the best version of ourselves. I know everyone of us had taught about the question “What if I’m a different person?” “What is the feeling of being like that?” those questions keep bothering us. We can’t stop ourselves trying to compare our abilities with other person. We also had done dreaming about our ideal version of ourselves. Everyone of us want to improve ourselves to become a more developed person. When it comes to chasing our dreams and achieving success, we’re our own worst enemies. Without realizing it, some of us are self-destructive. Insecurities can eat you alive and destroy you, so the most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.

    If it will have an ideal version of me, I would want to be a rich person, genius, talented, fearless, confident, and a strong independent woman. I want to be a positive thinker, the one who do not easily give up and see things positively. I want to become a risk taker, the one who take problems as challenges. I want to be the one who don’t doubt with my own abilities. I want to be the one who don’t get affected easily with all the things around me. Lastly, I want to be the one who is not afraid of rejections. I would want to prioritize myself than other person. I would not want anyone to abuse my kindness. I want to learn how to say no. I want to become a productive person. I would want to be the one who inspires people. I want to stop pleasing people. I will not change myself just for others to like me. The ideal version of me has a big difference from the one who I am now. I have a lot of negative energy to myself. I easily cry when things get rough and start overthinking. I want to excel through academics. I am too shy to approach other people and I don’t have the confidence to talk in front of many people. I always question myself with all the things that I’d done. I am too afraid to face challenges. Failing makes me worry about what other people will think about me. Failing makes me worry that people will think I’m stupid and not a competent person. Failing makes me worry about the future and the desired lifestyle I seek. I want everyone to like me. I never speak my mind and I never say no. I never get angry and I never tell someone how I feel, even when they make me angry.

    If I were to pick if the ideal me or the real me, I would choose my real self because soon everyone of us we’ll surely get there. If we wanted to be that person we’ll make a way. In the future, we will be encountering new experiences that will help us to develop ourselves to become the best version of us. Our experiences and mistakes will help us to improve ourselves.

  85. Xamantha B. Caacbay ACT 185- The ideal and real version of me has a quite huge difference. Let me first describe the ideal version of me, I am a very loud and jolly person you can often see me laughing at the hallway with my friends as if everything is fine and funny. I love to share stories and spend time with them. And when I’m with them you can always notice that I act like an older sister, every time they need to talk about their problems I’m always there to listen. I always show others that I am okay because I don’t want to bother them with what I am going through. To smile even if I feel uncomfortable and bothered is what I always do. It is easy for me to adjust with the people around, I can work with other people because I have this mindset to not disappoint my groupmates. The real version of me, I can say that I’m a very shy person and because of that I usually experience anxiety attacks. I try to manage to it by myself so that my friends and family won’t notice it. I always doubt myself and sometimes question my capabilities. Most of the time, my ideal and real self gets mixed up, but I just go with the flow and keep doing what I want to do. I would prefer to be my ideal self than my real self because I think its easier to live with no worries. Worrying about everything is the worst feeling. It may seem that I am faking myself but for me its easier to live that way.

  86. I am a dreamer as well as believer, and I have this ideal self, a combination of all the qualities I aspire and admire the most that I want to be. The perfect version of me. It turns out unrealistic and impossible but imagination is the limit.

    Physically, my ideal self has to do with my appearance, the idea of me having clear and fair skin, plumping lips, thick brow hair and lashes and physically fit body. Socially, my ideal self has a lot of self esteem with good communication skills. I’ve also wanted to be an optimistic person, who see things in a positive way, who focus on her goals and believing it is possible to achieve. In real life it seems impossible for a person to always have a happy and smooth life, struggles are always coming ahead but if I were to become optimistic, I will able to make everyday a happy day even life gets hard.

    I want to inspire people when it comes to being positive , but in my real self, there’s a hindrance inside of me. Maybe my confidence and me myself is not optimistic. When failure comes, I am the first person who don’t believe that I could not survive again, I think that I am incapable of achieving my goals, that I suck on things that I want. To live in this world I need to have lots of courage, confidence, attitude and a positive mind so maybe I would want to be my ideal self rather than my true self, because for me to get rid and fight my greatest enemy – self doubt.

  87. Dela Rosa, Ashley Nhicollete G.
    ACT184

    All of us have ideal self, All of us are dreaming about it. My ideal self is I want be more intelligent person, a perfect person and a rich person that I always buy all of my wants. That’s my ideal self, and I think it is not me right now. I’m an average person, I’m not perfect I always commit mistakes and lastly I can’t buy the things that I want. So that, when I enter college I realized that I need to work hard for me to reach my ideal self, it is not impossible when you want it to be. And also I see myself, my ideal self that it would be possible someday.

  88. ACT181

    How would the ideal you be different from the one you are now?
    All the people around me, the one who knows me just by my name and with a few observations about me thinks that I’m very intelligent, soft, prim and proper, very strict and righteous. The ideal me in their minds is that I’m a type of girl who is very smart and I’m achieving success without failing and that I’m very lucky in life because I got to study in a university and I have a big family at my back. Most people of them see my life as a smooth thing and perfect. But in reality, it’s very far from that.
    I have to stay late at night to study well even if there’s no exam that coming, just to be advanced in our lesson and I get to maintain my scholarship. Cause if not, I will probably just drop in the school. Also I failed, multiple times. I have to take scholarship exam twice, I need to pass requirements twice in other organizations and I need to prove myself again and again that I can achieve what I truly want. Time management doesn’t work for me because that is my weakness. I’m always stressed with the hours I missed just because I slept. I don’t know what to prioritized that’s why I’m always not in the mood and feeling sullen. The real me is not perfect. I failed a lot of times in my quizzes and exams, I did wrong decisions before, I misjudged others sometimes and I have my own favorites and biases. Some days I just want to relax and forget all my responsibilities but when I remembered all the sacrifices and struggles I overcome and survived, I’ll just tell to myself that I already started this and no one could ever make this to the end other than me.

    Would you want this ideal you more than the real you, why and why not?
    I don’t want to live my life as the ideal self of mine because even though pressure is draining me. The challenge and aftermath of every difficult task is very worth it and that’s energized me to do more and strive better to achieve my goals and help others in the future. Also I believe that there is no magic pill for all of us to be ideal and perfect in the eyes of other people. But there is time, there is patience, there is room for a conversation and I call it an education in life and academically. We may not understand at first, but there are lessons to be learned, we can only give so much of ourselves at once and we can’t be everything for everyone but we can give more to ourselves without thinking that we are selfish.

  89. ACT 181| Renillie Encinares
    We all know that Ideal self is what we created out of what we have learned from our life experiences, the demands of society, and what we admire in our idols or our role models. My ideal self is far from my real self, actually I want to be perfect, to be confident, hard-working, rich, beautiful, good in school, please everyone but I know its impossible because I believe that nobody’s perfect. Even though its a old saying, I still believe on it. God created us, different to each other and we all have flaws and imperfections. So even I want to be my ideal self, it still impossible. Its far from my real self, I’m a bit shy, I don’t trust myself, I always doubt myself. I’m good in school, but I know its not enough. I’m trying my best to be hard-working, to be more responsible in managing my time, to study. I don’t want to be my an ideal self, first to what I have mention, its impossible because I want to be perfect, but I truly believe that nobody’s perfect. Second I like myself now, because I know I’m being true to my self. Maybe someday I’ll find my true and real self, the whole one. I know that who am I know will not be who I am tomorrow or the next day, because the only permanent thing in this world is the word “change”. I may change to a better and self and accept who really I am.

  90. “Why am I not like that? I want to be like that.” “Why am I like this? I don’t want to be like this.”

    These questions and statements that sometimes running on my mind and bothering myself when my real self fails to be my ideal self. I’m such a woman who loves to see myself being successful and excelling in everything I do that’s why when failure comes, it really hits me so hard, making me feel disappointed of being who I am. My given name, Trisha is for me too short and usual which made me changed it with ‘Faith Angela’ when I was a kid playing with my childhood friends, and I guess that was one of my insecurities back then. As I grew up and be exposed to the real world, I began to aspire of becoming somebody who would be remembered and recognized by people. If I could just illustrate my ideal self, I’d start with having pretty and well-shaped physical appearance. Of course, who don’t want to be like that? But more than just a good looking self, I also want to see myself as a very good performer. I remember those times when I liked to attend workshop but hadn’t have an opportunity and when I envied my cousin who is so talented. Honestly, I do doubt my capabilities and I lack confidence up until now. Many opportunities just passed by because I did not believe of what I could do and negativity was dragging me down. My ideal self is so ambitious, a person who excells in beauty and talent and a person who is not afraid of ‘what ifs’ and not driven of negative thoughts. I’m not saying that my ideal self is totally opposite of my real self because there are just some aspects that I know not meant for me. If I’m about to choose between my ideal self and real self, I will still choose my real self, the one who I am right now. I may not be a very good performer and I may not be as someone whom I am watching on TV, but I know I could be someone who is intelligent, perseverant and passionate in academics and moral. If I chose to be that ideal self, maybe I am not here, pursuing one of my greatest dreams, to become a CPA which requires a committed and willing heart and a great time and effort. Besides, I do believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God that’s why I am meant for His great plan.

  91. Avellaneda, Neil Bryan V.
    ACT182

    My ideal version of myself would be someone who can face the challenges in the world courageously and confidently without doubt and hesitation. Someone who is intelligent enough to be always on the top. Someone who is emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically strong. I dream of being tall, fit, having fair skin and having that “artistahin” look. I always dream of being that someone; someone who is way far from what I am now. Every morning I wake up and imagine what would the ideal version of me look like and what can I do to reduce the gap between that person and me.
    To change my self for better would be great but I don’t want that ideal version of me overshadow who I really am now. What I just want to change is my attitude towards life, I want to become stronger and more confident in doing life’s decision and struggles.
    Lastly, I do believe that I am perfect with my imperfections. And instead of fantasising about this ideal version of myself I should get up and work on being better.

  92. ACT186
    The real self and the ideal self are terms to describe our personality. The real self is actually who and what we are. This is how we think, fell, look and act. On the other hand, ideal self is how we want to be. This is our idealized image we want to develop over time based on what we learned and experienced.

    If I were to describe my ideal self, i just want to be a Jamaica that is confident with all she wanted to do. A jamaica that will he honest with herself and to all tge people around her. A Jamaica that can express her ideas and thoughts with all her heart. A Jamaica that truly appreciate and love herself and her works. I think I’m a little bit sentimental but I know to myself, this is my idealized self. What stated above is totally opposite to my real self. You can see me smiling and laughing outside, but lonely inside.

    I think, I want this Ideal self of me to be the real me. I want to improve and develop my skills and knowledge to know more about the world. I wanted this ideal self of me to be the real me to make myself belonged to the society. I want to be a Jamaica that can be myself, whener, wherever or whatever i am. I will make efforts to make my dreams come true.

  93. Villacorte, Rachelle Anne M.
    ACT 181

    Most of the time people see me as a happy-go-lucky person, what they don’t know is that those smiles hide a thousand pain and a thousand problems. They always think of me as kind, or simply almost perfect but the truth is I am not. I have a lot of flaws, I committed a lot of mistakes in the past. I want to be a very talented person, become the better version of myself, to become a proud woman, to be a strong woman but of course that was just my ideal self. The truth was I was far from how people know me, I was just a simple student who dreamt to finish studies and be successful someday.

    I would rather be real than be ideal because I believe that it is always way better to be hated for being who you are than be loved because of lies. Although I am not perfect and have a lot of flaws, I would always choose being the real me because without the flaws I wouldn’t be the person I am now.

  94. It was the quiet morning when the calm breeze touched her face and the soft sound of grandfather’s clock reached her ears— reminding her that it was about time. The kids who were drowned with hopelessness but now had blazing dreams were running towards her with big smiles plastered on their faces, delighted to meet her. The guys and girls who were not seen before but were now not ignored were walking close to her with joyous sparks reflected on their eyes, grateful to see her visit. The endless admiration and appreciation that gave her the deep sense of happiness which made her do it, and the strong faith that kept her continue what she was doing— helping. Finally, as the clock chimed in at the right hour, the kids were hugging her with so much life in their auras and so much squealing. This was the scene she was living for, and the reason that gave her life in every way. A perfect and picturesque life she ever dreamt of.

    However, as the clock continues to chime in, the faces of the children blurry and the gentle breeze becomes a gusty air that reminds her, it is the time— for the nth time this term, she is going to be late. The guys and girls who have sweats on their foreheads and hearts on their throats, thinking the dreadful question “if they could make it”, are running towards her— the room where she is— and trying so hard to ‘make it’. The big smiles of the children become the sulky faces of the students who, like her, are trying to comprehend how life works on its best. The soft sound of grandfather’s clock that supposedly a calm reminder, but turns into a disturbing continuous alarm of bell that wake her up in her daydreaming about her ideal self— the rich, all grown up and gorgeous woman who excels in her academic subjects and never question how she is going to survive next week, and a person who does not need a help as she is the one who is giving the help. The quite ironic and impossible version of herself… because right now, she is just a simple and quiet girl who keeps fighting everyday. An adult who is not so mature as she is still figuring out what life she has, and a person who really cannot help others as she needed to help herself first.

    She finally heaves a deep sigh of relief as the bell ceases to ring. As if on cue, the professor who is dressed to a T walks in to discuss about the sense of some topic she cannot ever understand but tries to. However, after a few minutes of keeping her head on the present, she excuses herself to try and compose her mind again. She is looking at herself— chubby cheeks with spots of pimples, dry lips, lost hazel eyes, and tired aura all over her. She keeps looking at herself in the mirror, assessing and comparing the real her to what she wanted to become. But as she keeps looking at her true self, she cannot let go of the fact that even how perfect her ideal self is and how badly miserable her real self is, she still prefers what she has right now… and that is her true self. She may not have any of the following her impossible self has, she still has her family and friends who support her in every way, and the people who give her so much emotional foundation. She may not have all of it, but she still has Him who keeps lifting her up when feels the world on her shoulder, and never get tired of catching her whenever she stumbles. It may seem miserable now, but she promised her real self that one day… One day, it will become ideal.

    —Christelle Mae Misperos, ACT185

  95. I always dreamed of myself as someone who is perfect, someone that can perform alone and have the courage to go after challenges, someone who is smart enough to passed trials in life. But that someone is just a dream and will never be me. My Ideal self is far from my real self, because the ideal one is someone who is so perfect and does not commit mistakes and all. If I had to choose between my ideal and real self, in all honesty I will be choosing my real self, because at the end of day I still want to make errors in life and learn from those mistakes. I still want to feel the bittersweet feeling of success after all the hardships I’ve through to get that attainment.

    Kobe Ventura
    ACT183

  96. For everyone, it seems normal to believe that there are “perfect version” of ourselves out there, just slightly out of reach. And if only we all had a bit more drive and a bit more self-discipline, we could reach these kind of personalities and become the people we wanted to be like rich, succesful, sexy, beautiful, famous or for some being perfect. Of course, the deal version of me is I’ve actually dream and tried being fit or sexy again, healthy, confident in all aspects, rich and successful. Frankly all those things sounds like a lot of time and efforts. But life is short and I’m tired of worrying and trying so hard. You see as I stated above, the ideal version of me is very different from the real version of me. Because the real me is more on positive attitude and somehow contented f who I am and what I have now.
    Since I was 15 or 16 years of age, I love being the real me than the ideal me. My real version is about being happy and grateful all the time even in the time of stress and depression. Happy in terms of showing, spreading and making the people around me smile and happy also especially my friends. The real me is contented of what God given and how He continue blessing me. My friends told me that I have so many friends yet I can manage my time properly to be with them. I also help and give advices to those who need my presence especially my friends who are experiencing stress and problems even I am busy in school or busy studying. And I think that is enough to explain the real me. Those are the reasons why I love the real version of me rather than the ideal version of me.

    UTS – Act186

  97. ACT183
    A version of ourselves that we think we should be, and that we feel others think we should be, that is what ideal self is. It is the self that holds values absorbed from the demand and expectation of society. We want to be almost perfect because we believe that we will be more loved and accepted if we have that. To describe my ideal self, he is one of the popular motivational speakers. He has a lot of courage and confidence to do things that he wanted to do. He also has a physically fit body which most of the girl admires. But those things are very different from what I am now. I am just a thin and have not so good physique. I don’t have enough confidence to speak in front of others. I hate speaking on the public. And every time that I wanted to make a move, there’s something inside me that hold and prohibits me to do it. I don’t have the courage to start or initiate a move because I thought that I can’t do it and that others may not appreciate it.
    If I were to choose between my ideal self and my real self I’ll go to what I am now. Even if it is not what others demand, I will still choose it because I know that everything that I have now has its own reasons. And I believe that my ideal self will be my motivation to strive harder and improve myself so that I will be more loved by others and also by myself.

  98. ACT183

    My ideal self would be just like the Disney princesses. Growing up and until now, I have always dreamed and imagined that I am a Disney Princess. Brave, independent, beautiful, lovable, and positive. Perfect, in other word. I have always wanted to be like that, because I am kinda far from being like them though we have some same characteristics. Even if it came from movies, those princesses did not give up when things got hard for them. They and my ideal self would look always in the bright side. I want my ideal self to be ingenious just like them. I love my ideal self, however, I love my real self, what and who I am. Genuine me might not be the most positive, independent, and brave, but I kinda love it. I tend to give up when things get hard, I see things in negative ways. My ideal version of myself is perfect, for me, but it is so much better when one is imperfect because you got to learn a lot of things, it might be the easy or hard way. I may not be as kind, beautiful, and smart as those princesses, but I know my family and true friends love me just the way I am, imperfect and flawed.

  99. I always see that having an ideal self is normal to each and every one of us since people are born uncontented. We always find something brand new and something better on everything that we do and we see. As for me, I always see myself as a strong, independent woman. Even as a child, I used to put in my mind that nobody can step on me, that I should always be confident and be number one on my race. I hate it when I feel like people are looking down on me. I also hate my tears when they fall down because I believe it’s only for the weak and I always ensure that although there are times when I get hurt, nobody would notice. But as soon as time gone by, I found myself crying a lot and feeling unworthy of everything. I looked at myself in the mirror and I no longer see the strong me, all I’m seeing was a pitiful little girl who is alone because she shut everyone out of her world. I made myself a person who loves to be alone when I also enjoy being with friends but with the real ones only. Although I may have been hurt a lot, I would still choose my ideal self over and over again because I believe that in this life only the tough ones survive.

  100. ANGELA MAE POSADAS ACT 183
    As a human being, we always tend to crave for more. Just like me, I once dream to be someone who is just a normal person, not known by everyone, not an achiever, or not even a part of the cream of the crop. It may seem like my ideal self is what other people wanted to be, fame, achiever, genius. Since I was a child, I always become one of the best in our family whether it is in terms of academic achievment and even extra-currcular activitist such sports, modelling and even fashion shows. Because of this, I felt so pressured in always being the best, “I have to be the best.” This is the reason why I wanted to be my Ideal self. I wanted to experience enjoying everyday without being pressure on my studies and not thinking about the expectation of the people around me.

    On the contrary, I am still thankful that I became who I am today because of my real self. I would always still choose to be the real me becase right now, I believe that I have to study hard to be able to achieve the success that I want in the future. If I became successful today, I would be able to enjoy in the future.

    ANGELA MAE POSADAS
    ACT 183

  101. ACT-182. My ideal version of me is I want it to be more confident on what you are bringing, not so much showing of shyness to other people. People knew that I’m not shy, i have the confidence to talk to other people or to the people that i do not know, but deep inside i felt nervous because i have this anxiety that i was thinking of myself on what people thinking of me inside. second ideal version is that i achieve the goals that i want to be for myself, have enjoying the dreams that i reached. I want this ideal version of me in the real world, real reality that no problem, no shyness of myself that’s i want to be, i want to myself.

  102. Hi! I am Justine S. Catalan. Let me introduce myself.

    I am 13years old, A junior High School student. I believe that I can be someone I deserve to be if I start doing the right thing from now.

    I always wanted to become a Teacher in English. I love to speak in front of many, sharing my thoughts and ideas that could help them, and to speak in English fluently. Right now, I am having a hard time in doing my academics. It is hard to do it in constant specially when I wanted to graduate with honors in High School.
    In class, I always participate in our discussions and I aimed to get top of our section. I am a very vocal person which is the reason why I get to have lots of friends.

    To be a happy pill everyday, I must think positively. To see the good things in every situation. So at least at the end of the day, I get to learn new lessons from it.

    I hope someday, when right time comes, my decision in life will have an influence from the lessons I learned, the experiences I have come and to all the person who have molded me in becoming that “deserving Justine Catalan”
    That is my Ideal Self. Wag back 5 years ago, I am very cheerful and full of energy everyday. I can be like that without being tired and getting stressed about school tasks.

    I suddenly miss those happy days where I could spend late nights without minding what to come in the next day. I could sleep 8hours, I get to eat healthy foods in our house and the day won’t end without a bonding with my friends. That was my ideal self before. It was a whole different from my state right now.

    I was too anxious about what’s coming next.
    The fear of tomorrow kept me awake at night.

    To my ideal self, sorry for leaving you behind. You are part of a memory I wanted to go back.
    By I promise that my time will be invested on me. On improving myself. I want to be a better person physically and mentally.

    Love, the real you.

  103. Ideal self is something that we want to become in our life. Whether it be our goals, or aspirations about ourselves in the future. Our ideal self is sometimes our facade from our real self. Our ideal self is what we want other people to see of ourselves. It is our social mask on how we present ourselves in different social situations when we want to be better and to be accepted by the society that we fit in. Real self is what we really are and sometimes it is not easy to understand what we really are. Sometimes we tend to question ourselves, if this is my real self or this is my ideal self?
    In reality I have different personalities and attitudes that I show to different people I interact with. I have different ideal versions of myself in front of my family and friends. When I am in front of my family, especially my parents, I am treating them like they are my barkada but the respect is still there. In the house I always stay inside my room. I always make sure that they are proud of me. I always do good at school for them to be proud of me. I don’t want to disappoint my parents. When I am with my friends, I am happy go lucky. I always make sure that I can fit in. Whenever they ask me to hang out with them, I always say yes. I am that kind of friend who will be there when you need me. My ideal version of myself in front of my friend is that I am a happy go lucky person, that always smiles and makes jokes. My ideal self is different from my real self, because my ideal self is my personality that is used to hide my true self. I put up this façade that I’m okay. The truth is I am afraid to be alone that is why I always want to please someone. I don’t want the feeling of being alone. To be honest it is really hard to know what is the real version of you, because I myself can’t distinguish the real and ideal me. I think I am in the stage of my life where I am still discovering my real self and how to be my real self. And I know it takes to know your real self. If I will choose between my real or ideal self, I will choose my real self, because that is who I am. It is me and the real me.

    -ACT 185

  104. Masagca, Moiseslyn M. ACT182, My ideal version of me is that I want to be the an independent person in terms of everything, to easily did my responsibilities especially as a lady. And to be more mature doing such things, having that confident to easily show who really I am. And yes, I want to be that ideal version of me to socialized to those personality thats sorrounds me. My kind of personality now is just that different on what my ideal version is because now I have a lot of mistakes that helps me to survived in that mistake to become a strong and brave woman to step forward and learned something from that for me to changed it and did something that can also help me to be the kind of person i wanted to be.

  105. Glenn Robert C. Noble ACT181

    Such profound words inspire me to question what is my ideal self? What are the best qualities and what vision do I want to live up to for my friends, family, my society, and myself.  Some desirable qualities that immediately come to my mind are honesty, love, sincerity, happiness, goal-oriented, caring, pleasant, pride, humbleness, generous, sacrificing, helpful, smart, leadership, wise, talented, physically fit, adventurous, and the list goes on. However, while I find these traits appealing, I am not and will never be all of these; yet I can strive to build on the traits I do possess. 

    I feel my most attractive trait is my sincerity and caring nature. I focus on other’s feelings before my own, and am always eager to please. This trait is also my downfall. Sometimes, because I set my focus entirely on someone else, and I forget my own needs. Sacrificing is good, but only to a certain point. However, my friends, family, and society benefit from this trait, as I am most willing to lend a helping hand or share an understanding in their situations. 

    I think of myself as a very pleasant person to be around. I try to stay positive and upbeat, and see the best in most situations, looking at the glass half full rather than empty. I am also very loving; my heart goes out to those in need, and I can show affection to most any stranger. I am very warm and friendly. I do take offense when people are cold, rash, and sarcastic towards me, because I rely on other’s cheerful attitudes to keep me happy, something that is completely un-self-reliant, and something my ideal self needs to work on. Lastly, I am extremely goal-orientated and driven. I find a way to succeed in whatever I set my mind too, especially in school and work. I always have a plan, and hate to fail. I feel this trait is also beneficial to society, because I am a hard worker and get the job done. 

    Despite these attractive traits I see in myself, my ideal self would possess many more, especially traits that emphasize self-reliance because I feel I am not self-reliant. I feel leadership, wisdom, and smartness fall into a category that I am sometimes not. It is very hard for me to think outside the box because I come from a cookie cutter home. I am often the last to give my opinion and shy away from being completely honest, and instead try to please. I am very insecure, and find it hard to take pride in myself and the things I do. I look to others to build my self-esteem but if I cannot, why should others? I would also like my ideal self to be more adventurous and willing to try new things, and feel secure in my own body. I am very set in my ways, which can be a positive reinforcement for self-reliance, but society will never benefit from anyone who isn’t willing to test the waters, so to say. 

    After analyzing my true self, I see traits I want to strive to build upon to reach my ideal self. Honestly, after writing this essay I see how truly un-self-reliant I am, and how I need to build that trait. After taking a good look at myself, I realize how eye-opening reading Emerson’s work has been for me as well as writing this essay, and I hope you have also benefit in some form or fashion.

  106. ACT181
    We all aim for something impossible, we always wish that our lives would differ from the life we are currently living. I always have this ideal vision that portrays a imperfectly perfect human being whom who’s always carefree, happy and relaxed. I ideally hope that I am not what I really am today. I want to be on top of everything, be talented, be a crucial factor on anyone’s life and I always wanted to be everything they needed, i wanted to be perfect in the eyes of everyone. I wish to have a luxurious life wherein money isn’t a problem at all.

    My ideal self is really the opposite of what I am now and I know that my ideal self is far from happening or will never gonna happen because of life circumstances as we can please everyone, and we also cannot have everything in life. But if I would choose whether my ideal self or my real self, I would gladly choose the real one. This may not be perfect but my imperfections gave me strength and experience which my ideal self cannot. Everything happens for a reason and my life happens for and with a purpose and I know that in order for me to succeed, I need to keep it real.

    ACT181

  107. ACT-184

    The ideal me is far different from the real me. There’s a lot of thoughts when it comes to thinking of what person i really want to be. My ideal version of myself is that, I am not an introvert person. I want to be the type of person who doesn’t feel that awkward feeling when a lot of people is around me. My ideal self also is to have high self esteem and confidence. I wanted to be that person who can easily vibe with other people. The ideal me is different from the real me. Right now, the real me is an introvert person. I tend to feel that awkwardness when i’m around of a lot of people. And yes, it’s hard for me to vibe with people. It’s like I overthink of the acts i am doing towards them. If they will like me or not. Yes, it’s different.
    For me, yes. I wanted to be the ideal version of me. I wanted to be better for myself. Mu real self right now needs a lot of improvements. That’s why if given a chance to be the ideal version of me, I will grab it and live my ideal version to the fullest

  108. The values and virtues that are most important to me are honesty, integrity, humility, respect, cooperation, accountability, empathy, fortitude, courage, inclusiveness and patience. I would love to be more outgoing, more courageous, have more confidence, act more than think, be inspiring, lead, especially when others’ are lost, stand up for myself and my cause especially when facing push back, and think faster on my feet.

    I aspire to be someone who with given experiences, talents, and expertise, can best share those with other folks, all in a positive, collaborative, supporting environment. I purport to be an authentic person and best work and support with those of the same mind. I also look for diversity. I have a great number of interests and like to spend amount of time on each one. However, I don’t see anything wrong with that; it is diversity and putting our time into a multitude of activities that keep us inspired.

    I strive for excellence, to always put my most excellent effort toward all that I do, and not have it confused with perfection. I value a strong work ethic. I believe that all that we gain through life experience, education, skills, talents, special gifts, intelligence and even mistakes should be shared with others to bring a benefit toward their lives. Rich friendships that allow us to be accepted for who we are and support the uniqueness in each of us, laugh often and much and bring out the best in each other.

    If i had blessed an ideal of myself, I would gladly want to be it. But because of the situations and circumstances that happened to our life we may not achieve our ideal self. its the current us that make ourself ideal and i believe in every inch we walk forward on our life we are going there.

  109. Making things imperfect is way more easier than trying hard to be perfect. Because of the eagerness to escape drastic life were all in, we probably have the tendency to create the imaginary version of us. And it’s actually a hobby for me, I’m doing it almost all the time. I boxed myself on the idea that I should please or be at good terms of those people around me. I should be kind, approachable, serious etc. But in the end, a big realization came in front of me. I don’t have to possess those kind of characteristics just because I’m afraid for people to hate me. I’m not the one who should adjust, but those that surrounds me. If they don’t like me, fine. If they accept me regardless of my flaws, it’s also fine. I should live being who I am and not what people wanted me to be.

    ACT – 183

  110. ALCOBER, CASEY G. ACT183.

    We are all equally made by the Lord. But each one of us, wants to be the best version of ourselves. And it varies. But how would you be that ideal version of you when you yourself is your worst enemy when it comes to achieving success and living life that is full of love and purpose? My ideal version of myself is to not be afraid of failures, to stop procrastinating, to stop bad-mouthing and doubting myself, and to be kind. I am for this ideal version of me, however, creating this version of me comes only from myself.

  111. RAYO, LEXZADEL MARIE P.
    ACT186

    Everyone is not contented with what they have right now, and that is what I observed in our generation. People are dreaming to have more and to be the better version of themselves.

    I’ve been wondering what is the ideal self that I want and then suddenly I realized that I want to see myself as a woman who is brave enough to face everything in life. I just want to be who am I, a woman who can be real to everyone around her. A woman who can express her real feelings about everything in her life. Lately, I don’t even see my worth so as I describe my ideal self, I also want to be the Lexzadel who can see her worth as a person, who can appreciate and love herself wholeheartedly. Maybe other people may see that my ideal self is just a simple one but for me it is meaningful. I wan to be happy, I want to be a woman who can express her happiness through her eyes because eyes never lies.

    Upon realizing what is the ideal self that I want I suddenly think that I want to be the ideal self of me to be the real me. I can’t lie with myself, I honestly want more because I know that I can still do better things, I can still improve myself and I can claim that I can be my ideal self. Maybe not now but I am pretty sure that sooner or later I can cope up and belonged myself to the society. I will do my best to be the Lexzadel Marie Rayo that I wanted to be. And when the time comes that I improved myself I’m going to be the Lexzadel version 2.0, braver and better.

  112. Everyone has their own ideal self that is really far from our real self. As for me, my ideal self is someone who’s talented, hardworking and rich. I want to be talented because I know I’m not good looking so if ever I have a talent, I won’t be an outcast. We can’t all deny the fact that society cares only about looks and sort of talent. I hope I’m good at singing or dancing because that’s what most people care today. They neglect other talents like being good at debate and public speaking, being artistic and being good at writing which I am kind of good at. I want to be rich and stable, I know how hard life is if you don’t have enough money. Life won’t be this hard if you have enough money. You wouldn’t be anxious about a lot of things if you have enough money. Money can actually buy happiness, it can. If you’re thinking that I’m a gold digger or whatever you call it, I am. I actually am. Prolly, it’s because of my mindset. Prolly, it’s because I experienced how hard life could get if you have a financial crisis. Money equals privileges. My ideal self is a hardworking one because I believe, many things can be achieved by hardwork. I know how I chill I am in all of things. I’d better be watching a series rather than reviewing for tomorrow’s finals. That’s how chill I am.

    These are far from what I am today, my real self. I’m not talented, rich and hardworking. I know I could be better, I believe that. I have faith that the ideal self of mine can be a reality of mine also. It’ll be a reality and my ideal self today can be my real self someday. For now, I’m gonna be better improving my real self. I’ll be hardworking so I’d be talented and rich someday.

    Kevin Aldrin De Guzman – ACT184

  113. ACT 182

    I always imagine myself as a perfect one. One of those character that I read in books. A girl that is confident in everything that she’s doing. A girl having no fear from all the unexpected things that may happen, probably a risk taker. A girl who’s bringing pride not only in academics but also to her family. A girl that can handle all the disappointments in her life. Someone who is able to voice out her thoughts without thinking what others might react. These are the characters that I dream to have. Given these perfect characters is also the reason why I hate myself sometimes. My ideal self is different from what I am today. I think, this mindset is the reason why sudden sadness hits me, that’s why I oftenly ask myself why can’t I be like that and what’s wrong with me. If others would look at me from the outside, they would probably say that I’m a jolly person and optimistic but the reality is I am weak. I am fragile as flower vase who is so easy to be broken. I have so much fear in myself. Sometimes I cannot express what I want because of the fear of being judged, this cause me to remain silent and keep it only to myself. When it comes to academics, I thought I’m competitive enough because of the achievements that I earned from my previous school, not until I realized that I’m only an average student. Not that brave to face her greatest enemy which is failure that leads to question her own worth.

    Well, if I would be asked if I would rather choose the IDEAL me than my REAL self, I would choose the IDEAL ME. Maybe because I know I’m not the only one who will benefit from this but also my family. I want my parents to be proud of me and I think I would be able to do this by having the ideal traits that I list down. But somehow, I slowly accept my Real self because I know I’m still in the process of searching myself and the things that I really want to do.

  114. Camuggol, Danica Aireen M.
    ACT-183

    We tend to expect from ourselves way more than what we are just capable of. We go extra mile from where we are right now just to see if things we’ll work out the way we want it to be. And that’s something we shouldn’t be afraid of, by reason of we most likely create an image so there would be someone for us to look up for. As a young individual, I continuously seek for improvement every day. I am trying so hard to be the best that I can be to the point I dreamt to be above others. I wanted to be someone who rarely make a mistake, someone people would admire to and someone who is on top in her chosen field. Ideally, the almost perfect like what mentioned above.

    I do have this way of thinking that I can be the best if I would envision myself to be one. But it’s all different, my almost perfect ideal self is way more than distant than who I am today. For some reason, there is no such thing as “perfect” so to speak. But if given a chance to be the person I have envisioned myself, I would always get back to where I am right now no matter how driven I am to be in the position I have dreamt since then. For the reason that I won’t be able to lose the drive I have in myself at the same time lose the person I would want to be, the almost perfect.

  115. All of us are dreaming to be the best version of ourselves. My ideal version of myself would be someone who is confident to face all the challenges in my life without any doubt. Sometimes I wish that I have the same intelligence that others have. Someone who have mentally and physical strong. My Ideal version of my self is way far from what I am now. I am actually shy and want to being alone sometimes but if someones approach me I always game to talk to them. Everyday I pray to God to give me confidence in everytime I face new challenges in my life. But if I have the chance to choose whether my Ideal self or Real Self, I will choose who I am right now which is the real one because I believe that everyday in our life there’s a new lesson that we have learn from those challenges coming in our life. Actually those challenges and experiences is the reason why I am learning to become strong and have confident to face new people. Everytime I learned new lessons in my life I used it to become the ideal or better person that I want to be. Also, I want to be the real one because since I was a child this is already me and people who know me used to love me for what I am right now and I don’t want to change specially if it will turn only to a bad one.

    -ACT 185-

  116. Ideal self… It’s a lie if I said that I don’t have an ideal self because I do believe that everyone else in this world would be having this dreamy thought. Yes, a dreamy thought to the point of being impossible or almost impossible to achieved. But why do I and the other people still have one knowing that it’s only a tale? It’s because it drives an individual to strive for the best in life. To be the best in his life. It helps people to be developed holistically. Even though it’s impossible, I believe that it at least pushes people to do beyond their capabilities, thus, attaining great accomplishment/s in his lifetime. Of course it will only happen when you have a positive ideal self or you make it as your motivation in life.

    “I am a perfect woman.”

    This is my ideal self. Very ideal, an impossible one. A perfect woman inside and outside. Possesses a perfect beauty, holds a very high intelligence and wisdom, has the kindest heart, and owns the most of the wealth in this world. Sometimes I thought that if only I am a perfect woman living the perfect life, I would not encounter any problems or I can always solve any problems without experiencing difficulties and sacrifices. That if I am a perfect woman, I am only and always feeling love, happiness, contentment, and many other positive emotions. But in reality, I am just a run of the mill. An average girl with an ordinary life. It’s very far from my ideal self, but it’s the truth. If someone will ask me which one I prefer, I would still choose who I am now. Yes, I want to be my ideal self because who doesn’t want to be perfect in this world but I still prefer to be my real self because of many reasons. First, of course it is what God has given to me and all I just need to do is to improve myself. Second, I thought that if I am my ideal self, maybe my family and friends would be different and I don’t want that simply because they are already part of me. Lastly, if I am a perfect person, I will not improve and my life would be dull because all is already perfect. Unlike if I am my real self, although I would experience pain, hardships and sacrifices, when I am able to surpass it, the sense of greatness is there making me feel that I am living my life. So although my ideal self is tempting, I would still choose my real self. But my ideal self was not made for nothing. My ideal self is there as my great motivation to strive harder in life and as my reminder of what is the reality of it.

    Ma. Angelica S. Sarmiento
    ACT181

  117. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    I think it is part of human nature to dream of something that we couldn’t have. Us, humans, we usually compare ourselves or perceive ourselves as someone who is different from what we truly are.

    It didn’t go differently for me, I also have someone in my mind that I wish that is who Alcyra is.

    I wish Alcyra is pretty like any of those pretty girls in the covers of the magazine. Being the real Alcyra is kind of hard to deal with, how I wish that I can slay the runway like the models that I admire. I wish that Alcyra is someone who is good in everything that she does. Everyone knows that I love to sing. Also, everyone knows that I don’t have a good voice to pursue that love for singing. I always admire those people who excel in their chosen fields without giving so much effort to do so. The Alcyra that I imagine is so much better than who the real Alcyra is. I wish Alcyra has the qualities that would be love by many. How unrealistic that idea is, right?

    In 18 years of my mere existence in this world, I experienced things that most of us humans do. Those experience help me to know who I really am and how different I am from what is on my mind. On the other hand, those experience makes me want to hate myself. Jealousy and envy crept into my mind. But through the past few years, I realize that there is so much more for me. For who Alcyra is. The qualities that made me different from other people. Not better but different.

    If I would to choose between my real self and my ideal self, I’ll rather choose the one that is real. The type where I can be pure. Insecurities and such will not bring me something positive, but the other way around. I realize that loving yourself starts with acceptance for who you really are. I may like the idea of my Ideal self, but I don’t think that it can make me feel like I am being me. And being you is being home. I don’t want to live my life thinking how others perceive of me.

    And I don’t think that there is a better version of yourself than what you really are.

  118. ACT185- Ma. Faith A. Esquida

    If you would ask me to describe my Ideal Self, it might take a novel to write such using a pen. Ideal self sets the directions we want to go through in life. It guides the growth of our character and personality. It is also the result of goals, and goals arise from needs. Some needs are temporary and some are constant. But there is nothing wrong in making an Ideal version of ourselves because as long as we are living, we will always be seeking for new things, new goals and new ideal selves to embody. Life is an endless ride.

    My Ideal version is being more confident to everything. I want to become more open about my thoughts without just keeping it to myself. I want to be the person who will be strong enough to face every storm in life. I want to be the person that my parents will be proud of, not just with my achievements in school but also my decisions in life. I want to be that person who is worth keeping, without buts and what ifs. I want to be good at everything. To be honest, I am that person who is full of insecurities. I usually get easily envious of others whenever I see, things or even qualities of them that I do not have. I am a fragile person. Everyone sees me just only an option. May it be with my classmates, friends, or those people I love the most. I think I am worthless as a daughter and as person as a whole. I am getting tired every time I think about how to be good at everything, but actually get nothing as an answer.

    I believe that if only I could be my Ideal Self, I will be closer from getting the happiness I truly deserve, but if I really want to be that person I need to work for it according to what I want really want for myself and what actually I am capable of. Because I believe that I will not be happy if I become someone I am not. I need to consider my capabilities first and look for something more important than being almost perfect. I am unique. My identity is the only thing others cannot get away from me. Finally, being my Ideal Self is an interesting thing as I imagined, and well, there is nothing wrong in choosing what is best for me. But then, I would like to be my Real Self, scarce but real.

  119. She has the face to look for, a height and body to be jealous and a good manner to be a role model. She has everything that closed to be perfect. She has friend that never back stab her, she has family that support all her dreams and she has a hand to lend for those whose in need that makes her an angel sent from above. But aside all the things that mention she is only an ideal far from being real because it’s almost the opposite of what she is. She has a face that you will not take a chance to look twice. Her height just like her confidence does’t meet the expectation of eveyone. Her body that close to being bloated makes her to looked down. In manner she has a good personality they say but not as angel to be kind always if she knows her right. She is far from a girl that everyone’s imagine to be perfect. Having many friends doubt her who was real and who was in mask. She has family having a hard time to support her not emotionally or physically but financially. All she know that in this society, she is only an average girl, nothing to be offered as well nothing to be appreciate for.
    I asked the girl one time on who she like more, the girl running in her head or the girl she know in her heart? And this what I heared from her, do we not want to be the ideal of everyone to be accepted and fit in this world full of judgement? At first when I am having a hard time and crying a lot to pleased people surround me, I want to be the ideal me but when time slaps me I wake up realizing that why do I need to pleased everyone if their themselves don’t pleased me too. I’m not taking a revenge for what was happened back then but I know and believe that I was born to express who I really am and not to pretend and think of what they want to be I am. And if you asked me again I will choose to be the girl I know by my heart, the real me. A girl whose beyond perfect but know her imperfection and flaws as an individual. A girl who smile not because she been accepted but she accept the fate of what she have. We, as an individual will realize that we live in just a short period of time so we need to live to the fullest of who amd we are not full of pretencious and jealous of what others have. Just believe that everyone’s created by God is molded to be alike with Him.
    ACT183

  120. The ideal version of myself is to have something I am great at. To have something that would make me exceptional. Because my real self is the kind of person who hasn’t achieved quite much in life or have done anything extraordinary. In short, I am an average person. Being an average person for me means being good at everything but great at nothing. And I wish that soon I will be able to find out what gives me the ultimate happiness.

    ACT183

  121. ACT182 – We want to be the best version of ourselves so we have an ideal version of us. I want to be a joyful, kind, trustworthy and an honest child to my parents. all those ideal version of me are for my parents. I want to be the best me for my parents, for wanting them to be proud of me. I want to be as honest as others to them but their strictness made me not that. I want to excel in a academics and extra curricular activities i am engaging.
    The ideal me is different from now because for them i am naughty. the one who’s not following them and the bad one among my siblings. Sometimes yes, I want to be different but this real me is the result of the experiences i’ve experienced and the lessons i’ve learned. I will prefer to choose the real me because i am contented with what i have now even though i am not the best.

  122. SAMUEL JAFET R. VILLABROZA
    ACT 183
    why do some people seek perfection? why do some people always want improvement? why do people strive to be the best? Why do we always want something more? “Standards “, “IDEAL”. As for myself, my ideal version of me would be someone who is unafraid, un-rattled by any circumstance, by any obstacle in the way, my ideal self would be carefree, free as the wind, able to do anything he likes, my ideal self would be righteous, doing what is right, and following the words of God, he is someone who is talented, fast learner, a leader, a visionary, innovative. my ideal self would bring out the best in people who is around him, influence them in a good way and most importantly, He knows how to love truly and he is happy.
    My ideal self is very different from the real me, I am one who has fears, I am not a great leader, I am far from talented, although I try to improve on all those aspects, I try to give good advices and influence the people around me, I have a lot of flaws, I sometimes break the rules of God, and I don’t know how to love, I don’t know why, maybe that someone still hasn’t arrived or maybe she already did I just don’t see her yet.
    But if I am to choose between my ideal self and my real self, I would choose my real self, because, those flaws that I have, they are what makes me me, I wouldn’t call them weaknesses, they are my uniqueness, and If I am to be my ideal self , I want to be that kind of person because of my experiences, not in a blink of an eye. At the end of the day everyone just wants to be happy, and whatever that is that they’re doing, they’re doing it to be at peace to be happy, no self or anything just happiness.

  123. ACT81

    We all have specific goals and ideal self set for ourselves and thus we try to work consciously to become a better person and shorten the distance between our real self and ideal self. As to my ideal version of myself, I want to be a girl who’s confident and smart enough, a girl who’s stay to be positive and upbeat, and a girl who has a lot of self-esteem. Being a girl who’s a confident and smart enough can lessen my worries and shyness to do everything I want. Being a girl who stay to be positive and upbeat can stop me for being pessimist. And being a girl who has a lot of self-esteem can control me to overthink every night, and that’s my ideal version. But in real self, I’m just a typical girl who’s always worrying what might people say about me, well maybe for some girls it doesn’t matter but for me it matters the most. And there’s nothing special. I am not confidently enough to express myself. I’m too shy in everything to the point that I do not like to have a class reporting ’cause I cannot speak in front of many or even few people. I am not also a smart girl ’cause I always view something critically. I am a anntonym of being optimist, I have always see the result in everything I do negatively. I have insecurities and my self-esteem became low. I overthink too much and lose my interest in everything. Though, my traits is way different from my ideal version, we have God to guide our paths and help us to be a better version of ourselves. I’m still blessed and lucky to what I have right now ’cause not all people have what we have just be contented.

  124. Puente, John Kenneth R.
    ACT184

    Everyone in this world dreaming to become a better version of themselves. Also, each of us have own ideal self which is very different to our real self because ideal self is an idealized version of yourself. It’s created out of what we have learned from our life experiences, the demand of the society and last but for most is what you admire in your role models. Our ideal self is what we wish for. And for me I wished that I am a genius person so that I can easily understand the lesson and by that thing I can pursue what degree I want to be. I experienced a lot of problems and sometimes I feel depressed because I can’t handle it. I want to be a person who didn’t experience any kind of problems so I can feel the happiness that I wanted. I also dream sometimes to be a rich person so we can’t experienced some financial problems. But if I will given a chance to choose between my real self and ideal self I am confidently chose my real self. Why? Because of our real self we became braver, stronger and bolder. Ideal self is our perfect description of ourselves so it means that we achieved something without hardwork. I chose my real self because this is want I am right now. Though I experienced many problems, failures, and flaws but because of those things I became a better person even it is not what I want. I’m not intelligent like others but putting some effort I can achieve my goals in life. And by that thing I am confident to show to the world that I achieved my goals by applying my flaws and failures in a better way.

  125. Cyrille Ann Dappit ACT 184

    Each person have their own difficulties and things to be afraid of, but Yanna the author is so fascinating because other than of being afraid on riding a bicycle, she is also afraid on the reality. Reality of her surroundings that suffocates her. Wondering that she’s happy and got everything but when she open her eyes and see what’s true she got nothing. She’s afraid to play the game of reality that she wants to dream all day just to find her self happy and complete.

    In my younger years I am afraid of being left again because I know that all of them will leave me. I became scared of it because first my mom leaved me, next is my dad and lastly is my lolo, it was just hurt me that I can see everyone leave. My mom left me to work in abroad, my dad left me because of other woman and my lolo just left us to be with papa God. I cope up with this problem by the help of the person who cheat and play me. Since that person give me a lesson that no one will stay because everyone change and there will be a situation that they need to leave u. That person gives me a way to understand and realize what reality is because that person who I treasured, leaved me and leave a scar. Now I understand their sides and give them a chance to explain themselves.

    This article depicts a real self because the author wants to actualize an ideal self but she know her limit to control it. She dreamed of things but she know it was only a dream and not forcing her to be in that situation. She knew and understand that she is the world of reality that exist and not imagined. This article comprises of things that people wishes but it cannot be done. This is reality.

  126. ACT 181

    Have we ever wonder who you really are, deep down inside?
    My Ideal Self? The self that I think I want to be, I strive to be, and that I feel I was expected to be. This self was born with the influences of others around me. The that absorb values from others. All things that I think I should be, and what other think I should be. I want to meet those expectations, because I believe that I will be loved and accepted. Showing off all my emotions and what I feel toward others without being shy and taking a risk to stand with the crowd and believe for who I am. This ideal self is different from who I am today, because I still want to own all the feelings and emotions I feel toward others. It’s hard to show the ideal self because I am afraid of judgement. Judgement that makes me think that I am a failure.

    I think we all want our ideal self rather than the real self of ours. But for me I don’t want to be my ideal self today. For me it looks like its hard to attain the ideal self. But little by little taking one step at a time, we know that some ideals of ours will be the real self of being who we are today. Learning from the failures and experiences that we had in our own lives.

  127. All of us has this ” I want to be like this ” , ” I hope I was this kind of person” etc. We hope and desire for something that we want to be. We wanted a better or new version of ourselves. I am also going through with that, my ideal self is to be an active person, can speak and talk with anyone and be someone that everyone likes to be with. Because I am in trouble of speaking to people and I can’t fully relate myself to them because I was too shy. I am afraid that maybe they don’t really like me to be with them, I am full of insecurities and I am to scared to commit my self with other people. Sometimes I feel so isolated, I won’t talk to you if you were not going to approach me first, also I am contented to the circle of friends I have and do not dare to seek more friends. So my ideal self is to be someone whose friendly, can communicate well with other people and someone that will never be alone.
    I honestly like my ideal self more than the real me because with my ideal self I might not feel isolated anymore. I won’t have this difficulty in communicating with other people. Maybe I will not be alone. Also, I think that with my ideal self, I will have more courage and confidence to face other people.

    Marian Lourd V. Asinas
    ACT 181

  128. Christian Jay Villanueva ACT185
    We all have different versions of our ideal self and me I imagined my ideal self to become a confident person talking in front of many people, having extra ordinary powers in any character of marvel movies, can manage easily and properly the time i have without wasting any second, flawless and last but not the least is I can always overcome my fears and doubts i have in myself. Honestly It’s really hard for me to overcome my anxiety, i have read many articles with regards of coping and beating anxiety and I can say that it’s just quite effective. The real me is the opposite of the examples i have provided with my ideal self and i think what’s the most different between my real and ideal self is beating my own doubts to myself. I’m always to beat it but there are times that it is inevitable and what i do is just think positively and motivate myself that i can surpass it.

    There are aspects that i want to become my ideal self, however it’s still best to become my real self because it’s where I can discover and developed personality towards my best version. You’ve been just tricking yourself if you will be living with your fantasies and there will be no self discovery and development.

  129. Sometimes, we want to be the person who isn’t us. Who’s better than us. Because of the the ideal characters of that person possessed. If I will have an ideal version of myself, I’ll choose to be the person who is strong and tough enough to face all the challenges in life. Because I admit, I am a weak person. One failure means a lot to me. I condemn myself easily. I am emotionally weak. Also, I want to be the person who feel loved by the people who’s important to me. I am a part of a broken family. Because of that, I learned to be independent and not rely things on other people. So if I have an ideal version of myself, I want to experience a complete family, where no separation comes. But right now, still I will choose my real self, the actual self I have right now. Because I know that God has a plan, that’s why he turned my life like these.

  130. Lovely M. Gatmen, ACT 181
    *When I was in Junior High School, I have experienced bullying because of my unpleasant appearance – my skin is a dark-tone, I have pimples on my face, my body is quite big, etc. Since then, I hated my actual self and started to build my ideal self.
    My ideal version of myself is a way different from what I am in real. In terms of my ideal physical self, I wanted to be a skinny. I will be to eat anything and restrict myself to a diet. Second, I wanted to have a Korean or American skin. It is because I believe that I will be more beautiful I have this kind of skin. I will be able to wear clothes I like (e.g. all the color will suit to me). In terms of my ideal personality, I wanted to be a funny and talkative person because I want to bring happiness to other people’s lives. Because in a circle of friends they don’t like introvert or boring person. The funnier a person is the more they will like you. Also, I wanted to be a sweet and loving daughter and friend. Because I want my parents and friends to like me. They care for you if you are little sweet and mild person. But if you are cold and tough, they do not care and ask if you are okay.
    If I have a chance to choose what self I wanted to have, I will choose the ideal me. Because I think that my ideal self is better than my real or actual self. Although people will tell that “love who you are and be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” But it is really hard for me to love my real self. Because in my real self, I have experienced bullying. I know the feeling of disregarding or choosing you. In my real self, I am emotionally broken. Because I am tough, people didn’t ask me if I am okay. They think that I can do everything and will not be hurt. All these made me think that it is better to live with my ideal self. I will not be hurt nor lonely. People will like because I have a good personality and attitude. And I can’t stop comparing myself to other people. They say I am perfect because I have beauty and brain. But I cannot see it. What I see is my old me and my flaws and imperfections.
    As of now, I am still working to improve my real self and meet my ideal self. For instance, I have lost weight, but I am still working on my ideal weight and body. My skin is now fair unlike before. Also, I have tried to reduce my rudeness and to understand people’s situation.

  131. Noces, ACT 181
    As a human being we always has the eagerness to be sombody we should be. We always see ourselves to someone we wanted to be. We always see others goodness and tell to ourselves that “That should I do, that was supposed I am.” We never been contented of what we are and who we are.

    Growing up having a role model is good for a kid. I thought myself to be like it when I grow up. To be someone that everyone dreamed off. To be like someone that is socially accepted by everyone. I thought growing up as I go out to our house I should always be positive and confident. I wanted to be someone that leaves happiness to my friends and a source of motivation. But, it wasn’t the same as I go home. Little by little my smiles fades.

    To be honest I want more my ideal one than the real me; to be always positive in life, to ignore negativity aheads and just end up with a smile. Sometimes ideal you gives you other perspectives of you for us to work on and improve things that brings out not only the better in you but the best of you.

  132. Ogawa, Edsel Anne B.
    ACT181
    Isn’t it nice if you’re almost perfect?
    A girl who don’t need to prove herself in front of other people, who has a perfect skin, a perfect body, can get what she want, can remember things easily like she can’t even forget even the not so important one. A girl who can easily share what is her real feelings and emotions. A girl that is loved by everyone because she shine on everything that she do.

    We all have different ideal version of ourselves. A person that we can’t achieve in our real self. But then, that’s all my what ifs in life. Imagining ‘what if I’m that kind of person’ but in reality, you can’t have it all. You are made by God with imperfections, an imperfection that you need to embrace with all of your heart because that imperfection will make you the toughest and bravest person that you will become. When I was younger I said to myself that ‘I should be like this, like that.’ But as I grew older I realized that I shouldn’t be like that, I should let myself grow outside the box to know more and understand myself. I shouldn’t let myself growing inside of a cage knowing the limited things I can discover about myself. Loving my Real self is worth it, knowing that I know my strengths and weaknesses. The Values that I gave importance, talents that I only have, the Unique and Only me that no one can portray. Doing my best and still exploring my real self. Measuring the things that I can do without any hindrances.
    We all need is a self-realization and Self-love to appreciate what and who you really are.

    I’m more into my Real self. Because in my real self I can be who I wanna be, I can get some of my characteristics in my ideal self, not now but maybe in the future. My real self is the one who witnessed my achievements and mess. My real self is my foundation and made me tough and brave I am right now. It is the characteristics that Almighty God gave me because He knew that I can still improve the things that I have right now. Nothing is perfect so embrace the real self that you have. And gradually improve the characteristics that you can still improve.

  133. A girl who is good at everything. Someone who was blessed with different talents. She can sing, dance and draw. At the same time, she is good at Mathematics, English, Science or whatever subject it is. A confident girl that can face everybody and befriend them. Someone who is not afraid to speak her opinion and take her stand. A daughter that can make her parents so proud of her. Someone who can balance her commitments and still managed to enjoy her life. A girl that is hardworking and always strive for the best. A girl who has a kind heart that help other people. An optimistic lady that people look up to and can inspire other people. The person I am talking about is me, how I wished it was me. This is my ideal self. A perfect woman as they say.

    To be honest, I am a shy girl. Despite the fact that I can speak in front of other people, I still feel those butterflies in my stomach everytime I do that. I am afraid that I may commit mistakes. I really do not have a talent. I lack time management. I tend to procrastinate everytime. I also feel anxious everytime. I am not that good in starting conversation with other people and it resulted for others to see me as a snob girl. Contrary to what I have said on the previous part, I am an imperfect girl full of flaws.

    Somehow, I wish that I can be that “ideal Mary Rose”. I think that if I became that person, life would be easy for me. However, as the saying goes by “Nobody is perfect”, I know that it would be impossible. I still prefer my real and actual self. I may not be perfect but I am happy for who am I and what I have. Despite of the flaws, I am beyond bless. I commit mistakes, I may fail sometimes but it does not make me a less of a person.

    Mary Rose Salut
    ACT186

  134. ACT185 There are factors influenced myself in a way that these have been present in the environment and some have been brought to the world. These shape me into what and who I am today became myself had interacted with these key player.
    For example during in my childhood, my parents had always been arguing about the third party of my mother. In return, this experience molded in me an attitude that swears by honesty. I promised myself, I will never let this happen to my own family and would build it with love, faithfulness and nurturing nature. My experiences have contributed to what myself is today as well.
    Recently, I felt being left behind. This is became people I thought would stay in my life, left me. And also, due to failures stacking like dominos that I’ve been experiencing lately, my self is developing an attitude of self-blame wherein I would set always frustrated at myself because all of my decisions seemed to fail.
    Third, the culture that I grew up in opened in the sense of strong family ties. Filipinos are known by this and so it effected in myself. I would pursue my studies and career first to my future family would have a stable life. And of course, I want to payback my parents effort and sacrifices.
    Lastly, society has greatly impacted myself such a way that I am always conscious of what people thinks or says about me. Hence, I’ve become insecure after. Not in a bad way though, I took it as a motivation to improve myself to know my strengths, to turn my weakness into uniqueness. Another thing, social media is a big part at society now. However, myself developed an attitude contradicting this because I want to connect to my friends even without technology. Face to face interaction. I don’t want them feeling left alone. It has become my perspective and decision to reach out to them so they wouldn’t feel forgotten.

  135. Each one of us has an ideal self. The ideal self that was far from who we really are. As for me, I also have the ideal self and that is to be rich, pretty and a girl who is good in everything. To be someone, who is not afraid in judgement that was thrown to her and to be confident for herself. Also, to be a person who is accepted and love by everyone. But when it comes to the real life nothing is perfect. Nobody is perfect too.
    If I were to choose between my ideal and real self. I will choose my real self. I may have insecurities about my self, but it’s all about being happy and contented with myself and with what I have right now. There is a saying that “Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.”

  136. We all have Ideal version of ourselves. Setting standards to ourselves is what we aim for. The Ideal version of me are to be more confident– where I can do things fearlessly with the help of surrounding myself positive thoughts whenever things seems to be blurry. In reality I’m not that confidently on what I’m doing. –not to be shy. In my real self, I always taking away the opportunity that will benefit to my entire existence. –excel in academic matters or to become intelligent. In my real self, whatever I tried there are things or times are not in my favor especially when meeting my own expectations. This the key also to impress other people. to be rich– so my parents won’t suffer anymore. and living my life without any sadness. If I going to choose what I’m gonna to live with it that is the real self. I believe that we are born to be true not to be perfect. This only means let live yourself naturally do things what you really love. You can’t force everything. Do things for yourself not for the others. What comes out from you is authentically yours no one can control over it.

    Shaivie Rose Javier
    ACT184

  137. “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally, I became that person. Or he became me.” – Cary Grant
    Knowing yourself is not a clear path it’s always under construction it’s always a journey to discover our self. The wheel of who we really want to become depends on us.
    I want the version of myself to be the person that I think I can’t achieve. I want myself to address my fear and face it, use it as my strength to become tough in a situation that I can’t control. I want to see the good in every situation, to have a better understanding to people who don’t like me. I want to improve my self-discipline and clearer drive, to become determined to finish the things that I started.

    Those were the things that I want to achieve to be a better version of myself. I currently am working on the things to achieve my ideal self, which is definitely contradicting to who I was right now. I want to be my ideal self because what I stated above is I know that will help me and I know that if I continue to achieve on the traits that I’m lacking, I also working on the things on how to have a better relationship with the people surrounds me and I think what more important is how you treated people and how will they remember you, how remarkable of you and who you really are to them.
    ACT 185

  138. All of us are trying to reach our ideal self, the best that we can be. In my case, from time to time, I picture my ideal self as a strong, optimistic, risk taker and well disciplined woman. Being strong and optimistic is having a sense of hopefulness and confidence about the future, a positive attitude to face different life circumstances which I don’t really have in my real self. Same with being a risk taker, I am afraid of trying new things in life because I am afraid of the result. I am always thinking that it will turned out completely opposite with my goal. Lastly, I want to be a disciplined woman, well organized in her goals and not lazy. The woman who finishes her tasks ahead of time and put her 100% effort in it. Because I think that these characteristics will help me to achieve my goals in life.
    If I were to choose between my ideal and real self, I will stay with my real self. Chill and taking things slowly, I want to enjoy every single time and detail of my current life. But at the same time constantly developing and linking my ideal self to become a better version of me.

    Grei-Anne Naron
    ACT-184

  139. Joseph Torreja
    ACT181

    Each one of us dreams to be the best version of ourselves. Insecurities, downfalls would always be there but these things make us more special and unique. I am very thankful for what I am today but we’ll always have this thought of being better.

    My ideal version of myself is that I wish I am an official artist. Someone who is well known, loved, and admired by many. I mean yes, I get to experience this from time to time but knowing me, I don’t settle for less. I always crave for more, something greater. I want to live a life of a musician who tours around the country singing my own songs with my band. To meet other people whose passion is the same as mine: music and art. People I could grow with, share my life with. I would like to be someone who is more rich than how I am right now. I would like to be able to spend effortlessly without worrying about being short or low in cash. In terms of emotional state, I would like to be more matured of course. Someone who is more dependable. A wiser version of myself in terms of money and decision making. Because I always have this thing about decision making. I simply cannot decide right away. It is because I always consider a lot of things. Physically wise, of course I want to be in the best shape as possible.

    Having these aspirations of what I want to be in the future makes me more inspired to work harder with myself. I have a lot of goals. Answering the question if I would like to be the ideal version of myself? Yes. I would like to be that version because I know that it would be the best way to achieve the kind of happiness I’ve always wanted. And lastly, yes I am flawed, but I believe that I am always above average. And all those goals? I’ll get there.

  140. Joyce B. Andres ACT183

    My ideal version of me is that I’m intelligent enough to pass and to graduate on time. Also My ideal version of me is to be strong emotionally and to be able to say what i feel. I also want to be a person who can face everyone without fear. It is my ideal version of me because I always wanted to feel happy without thingking things that fears me. I can say that i’m jealous to someone who have those things and traits. However in reality it’s the opposite one, I am afraid that someday or a day will come when i am going to fail, I always feel bad for myself and think that I am always alone, everyday i feel pressure with the things i do. I’d always wanted to cry to lessen my problems.
    So for me I would like to be my ideal version who can face everyone and to be able to show who really i am. Being my ideal version would help me to cope up with my problems and to be a strong independent young lady.

  141. Each of us has an ideal version of ourselves which is our perfect image of ourselves. My ideal version of myself is someone who’s always confident, capable of making her own decisions, flawless, and someone who’s always positive about things.

    But those things are only what I want to become because in reality, I’m not always confident about myself even with things I know I excel. When it comes to decision makings, I always tend to ask other people for approval before making a decision for myself. I also always overthink things, even those that happened way back and I honestly sometimes hate myself for that.

    Even if my ideal self is what I want to be, I would still choose the real me over my ideal self because the real me is ME. I may have a lot of flaws but as time goes by, I’m learning to love and embrace my flaws and by being the real me, I’m able to learn a lot about life and improve myself to be better. I want to be someone who loves herself for what she is and not someone who will change herself for other people and not for herself. The real me is loved by the people around me despite all the imperfections and what more could I ask for.

    Anne Danielle S. Pariñas
    ACT185

  142. Ira Clark Evon Maitem ACT 181 -The ideal of my self is the girl who can face challenges in her life, confident to face those people who bring her down. A girl or a woman who could be an independent she doesnt need to depend her self with some one. A woman can make her self happy, who can pursue her dreams. A girl that can payback to all the sacrifices for her parents. My ideal self are almost the same as my real self. Why ? Because there’s always a “yet” in every characteristics that sha had. Yes she can face every challenges but there’s a time that she want to give up. Yes she can face those people who bring her down but she always cry when she’s alone. But on the other hand i want my real self. Because i want to learn new things or dicosver and by that lesson i can use them to become my ideal self. I want have progress in every mistake that i did in my every action.

  143. I have learned that people often hide parts of personality behind a mask. As soon as we try to reveal our true self we are quickly judged and this pushes our true self replaced it with a more acceptable self. The ideal self is a self that we think we should be, and that we feel others think we should be because we believe we will be more loved and accepted if we do.

    For me, my ideal self is someone who is very passionate in everything she does – a person who gives her best shot whenever there would be a chance. I always wanted to become a woman who wears beautiful dresses and slays everytime she walks – a woman whom everyone adores. Not just a beautiful woman but also a smart one. During my high school years, I used to get high grades even though I didn’t study well which makes me felt guilty. But this time, I am aiming to be on top everytime, trying to change how other people perceived me. I always wanted to become talented, someone who can sing, dance and play instruments; an artist who had beautiful artwork which makes other people amazed in her master piece. And of course, I always wanted to be more open about my thoughts and feelings to every people around me, to my parents to be exact. Well, these are my ideal self I am always wishing for.

    However, the ideal self of me is totally different from who really I am – my real self. I am a kind of person who wanted to be a risk-taker but still, afraid to be failed; too lazy to make something different on me. I tend to sleep and do nothing over doing productive activities. And I am too busy doubting my potential and thinking of being not good enough in everything I do.

    Many people always striving to become a better one; someone who will be accepted by people. Maybe many might choose their ideal self. But for me, I believe that we should start embracing and loving our real self in order to find out the best version of ourselves (ideal self).

    Palermo, Ma. Bernadette M.
    ACT 185

  144. We all have our ideal and real self, of course. In my case, I want myself to be sophisticated, more careful, friendly and less patient, but my real self is careless, clumsy, introvert, and patient. Those two categories are different from each other because they are obviously opposite.

    I still like my real self more than my ideal self for that is who I am and there are reasons why I do not change those characteristics. No one will like me if I do not like myself first. Yes, I have my ideal self but that is not enough reason for me to change who I really am.

  145. De Guzman, Rupert John G. | ACT 186

    Everyone want to be the ideal self. It’s an idealized image we’ve developed over time, based on what we’ve learned and experienced. The ideal self consist of what our parents taught us, what we admire in others, what our society promotes and what we believe is in our best interests. Therefore, my ideal self is to be skilled in everything, independent, role model and honest at all times. If you know my life, you will tell me to idealize more. My ideal self has a deep meaning. I want to become a jack of all trades, where I am skilled and passionate about everything, with this I can achieve everything I want and my parents want.In reality, I’m not talented enough to achieve more in my life. I’m an imperfect son because I don’t want to become a son, I want to be able to cope with the perfection of my parents, I want to be able to achieve everything.

    I want to become an independent person. But in reality, I always depend on what my parents give me, so I want to live on my own and stand tall on my own feet. In addition, I want to prove to my sisters and brothers that I can live my life to the absolute fullest without their financial and moral help.

    I want to become a role model that will impact people in a more sensible way, such as inspiring and motivating them. According to the Lee Wilcox, “Every one of us is an inspiration to someone. For it is true, it’s not what we take but what we leave behind”. In reality, I’m just a normal student, who complies with the rules and regulations of the school. For me, conforming to the rules and regulations of the school do not make me a role model at all. I want to help everyone in all aspects and be a role model to them.

    When I’m alone, I always cry. I’m solving my own problems alone. Alone, I suffer all the burden of my problems. I don’t speak about my true feelings and events in my life. Sometimes saying the truth doesn’t make it believable. It will only lead to misunderstanding, so I don’t tell my friend and family unbelievable things about me.In line with this reality, I want to be honest at all times and say everything within my mind, without ommitting and modifying any single information about my life.

    I want this ideal self of mine than my real self because it is what I dream of. The ideal self of mine is a practical change that will benefit me and others. It will help me to achieve more things in life and easily cope up to the life’s challenges that I will experience. Actually right now, I’m trying to build my ideal self. Moreover, If the way that I am is parallel with the way that I want to be, then I will feel a sense of mental well-being or peace of mind.

  146. Ideal self? I wish I was perfect. In everything, in any way. My ideal self is the opposite of me. I wish I have fair skin, I wish I was taller, I wish I have clear skin like what most od the pretty girls have, I wish I am smart enough that I can’t struggle in studying, I wish I am strong enough to help my parents in all their problems, I wish I am free and not limited to what my parents want me to do, I wish I am talented, and I wish I’m good at sports because I look like a weakling. There’s so much that I want to tell about what my ideal self is but it’ll take me long to finish it. Basically, my ideal self have no insecurities. The insecurities that I am bringing today. Because all that I’ve mentiones was the opposite of my real self. I am an ugly potato living a normal teen life.

    But if I were to be asked, I am grateful for what I am right now. I am me, and this is my real self. Lord made me a woman like this for a purpose. I made my self like this because of the decisions I made before. Ideal self is all lies. I can’t convince myself that my idel self is good and suitable for me even when it’s not. I won’t change my real self. I won’t settle for people’s judgments and ideals and won’t allow them to influence me. Because living by your ideal self is like creating your self-doubt.

  147. Ideal self? I wish I was perfect. In everything, in any way. My ideal self is the opposite of me. I wish I have fair skin, I wish I was taller, I wish I have clear skin like what most od the pretty girls have, I wish I am smart enough that I can’t struggle in studying, I wish I am strong enough to help my parents in all their problems, I wish I am free and not limited to what my parents want me to do, I wish I am talented, and I wish I’m good at sports because I look like a weakling. There’s so much that I want to tell about what my ideal self is but it’ll take me long to finish it. Basically, my ideal self have no insecurities. The insecurities that I am bringing today. Because all that I’ve mentiones was the opposite of my real self. I am an ugly potato living a normal teen life.

    But if I were to be asked, I am grateful for what I am right now. I am me, and this is my real self. Lord made me a woman like this for a purpose. I made my self like this because of the decisions I made before. Ideal self is all lies. I can’t convince myself that my idel self is good and suitable for me even when it’s not. I won’t change my real self. I won’t settle for people’s judgments and ideals and won’t allow them to influence me. Because living by your ideal self is like creating your self-doubt.

    ACT181

  148. We all have different kinds of insecurities in our lives. To be honest, I always dreamed of to have everything that will satisfy my needs and wants so that there is no need for me to think where my family can get some financial help for them to provide my needs especially to my studies. I wish that I’m talented that much to express my ideas and thoughts. I wish that I can live and enjoy my life during my teenage years just like my other friends. But this ideal version of myself is way more different in my real life situation. I have to sacrifice a lot of things together with my mama for me to finished my studies. I am not that talented and I don’t have any confidence to show. I can’t enjoy my life right now because I have to consider our situation. If I have given the chance to choose between my ideal self or real self, I’ll still choose my real self. Why? Because I know that God has a reason why he gave me a life like this. Because of my real self, there’s so many realizations that hit me. One of the realizations that I’ve learned from my real self is that God gave me a life that is full.of circumstances because I have to strive harder for me to become successful someday. I know that all my sacrifices will be worth it at the end of the day and I will reap what I sow.

    -Romalyn Ibay ACT 181

  149. Maecy Chandy G. Santos
    ACT 184 –

    People were not born perfect. But sometimes, I wish I could be one. That’s the ideal version of myself, an impossible self. My ideal self is someone who is excellent in everything, especially in academics. She’s someone who is independent. She’s someone who isn’t afraid of rejections and failures. She’s someone who doesn’t compare herself to others, and judge her capabilities. She’s someone who is confident enough to speak what’s on her mind. She’s someone who everyone loves.

    This ideal version of mine is far different from what my real self is. I’m a chill type of person who loves being relaxed and calm, and who loves making people laugh. I don’t excel that much in academics, because I’m a lazy person. I procrastinate a lot, but I make sure that I could finish tasks on time. Now that I’m a college student, I’ll do my best to graduate and to become a CPA. I always tend to rely on others. I’m weak when I’m alone. As a person, I have these insecurities that make me sad most of the time. I’m not that confident. I compare myself with others that I think are better than me. I always try hard to stop my mind for thinking such insecurities of mine because I know that every one of us are unique in our own way. In every end of day, I keep a smile on my face and erase all the worries inside my head.

    I still want my real self because this is who I really am. There are people who would accept us for being ourselves. We don’t need to be someone who everyone adores, because having a true family and friends are enough.
    I’ll take the ideal self as a stepping stone for growth, for a better change. No one is perfect. We should learn to love ourselves and accept our flaws so we could live our life happier and no regrets.

  150. “The image of an ideal self should drive and empower you to grow. Not make you feel bad about your actual,current self.”

    Each and every one of us is different from one another. In another words, we are unique in our own special way. We may be different from one another but we still have this little similarity.

    We all now that we dreamed on being another person. In connection with that, we also dreamed of becoming a better person. I, Princess Mae Paray, dreamed of being an intelligent, tall, sexy, flawless, talented and a kind-hearted person. Yes, this is my dream that I want to achieve because I want to be a successful artist/actress, model and beauty queen someday. I also think of being this kind of person, having that kind of body and face. I know that I have a lot of insecurities in life but as time passed by, I learned to love my true-self, because I believe that we should be all thankful of what we are now.

    If you’re gonna ask me to choose between my IDEAL and REAL self, I would choose my real self because as of now I am contented on what I am today, other people may want their ideal self, but as what I’ve said a while ago, we are all different form one another.

    Princess Mae G. Paray-ACT 185

  151. SHEN DANIELLE VILLOSO ACT 184
    All of us has an Ideal version of ourselves. We always want to be the best person that we can be. For me I want my Ideal self to be as natural as may real me. I want to have the life that other teenagers have to have a complete family. Also being successful and having to understand peoples opinion or to have a meaningful life. My real self is very optimistic, I get happy a lot everytime I’m with someone, I’m having trouble understanding people who have been in the same situation as me. But right now, I want to be the real me abd shaoe my self to become the ideal me by challenging nyself to do stuffs I don’t normally do. Having experiences in a lot of things will make me a better person that can become the person I wanted to be in the future.

  152. ACT186

    I was an over thinker. I always think of myself as an achiever in school, and in everything but I choose to focus on the self that I always want, to be an achiever in school. I know in myself that I was intelligent, industrious and worthy to be call an honor student. In the real life, I do perform well since I was a grade school. I always have a good grades close to my ideal self, to be an achiever. Yes, an achiever in the classroom but never made it to what I always want and dreamed of, to make my parents proud as they will come with me in the stage and I will have a medal to present to them. In my grade 6 graduation, it was my first time to fail in that dream, although I was at the top 10 but I wasn’t in the 1st section that was the section where those honorable mentions came from and guess where I was? I was in the 2nd section. During my grade 10 completion, again, I was close to my ideal self, but then they cut off the students to go up in the stage from including the 2nd section where I belong, the last hope I had is to be the 1st honor so that I can make it possible but I was .50 short to our top 1. In SHS graduation, I really feel that I can achieve it, but then even if my GWA fits students with honor, I wasn’t still allowed because I have 1 subject with 85, I almost cry to graduation.

    Today, I am starting to admit it, and accept it, that the self I was thinking is going to be an impossible self even though they said it was not impossible. I would be accepting the real me, that I was just a commoner, unimportant and not relevant. I will call this dream of mine as an impossible self and accept the fact that my brain capacity is not bigger than them, I cannot be so smart like them, I cannot retain too much information, and it was okay.

  153. Ideal self (Week 5)
    ACT 183

    We all have an ideal self in a certain ideal world. And my ideal self is simply someone who could kill. I really wanted to become someone like kira; I want to kill all people and maybe I’d love doing it. I don’t know but I hate people!! Humans are inevitably annoying!!!!! But this ideal self of mine is far off enough to my actual/real self. In reality, I’m just NO ONE. A no one You couldn’t even scared of. But if and only if, I’ve given a chance to actualize my ideal self then i would love love love love doing it.

    PS. I love to kill you all.

    lol, I ain’t writing this to annoy you or whatsoever it is. I just want you all to realize that if we are allowed to become our ideal self then this world would lead in its greatest chaos. Imagine all people achieved their ideal self, including mine, do you think the world would be in its best manner? People likes to think that they are perfect, greatest, most, above all, superior, and the rest of everyone has the same mentality as well, people are selfish, a basic human behavior, and so in that case, we will surely end up killing each other. A very not good idea, haha And i think that’s the main reason, why our ideal self, remained an ideal self.

  154. ACT186- We all know that as a human being, we have this endless craving. We always want to achieve more. We are not contented on what have. I really want to become a person who’s good in everything. I want to become a person who know how to play instruments, who’s good in dancing and singing and specially in public speaking. But as the time goes by, I realized to become contented on what I have now. None of us is perfect, we all have a weakness and strength. We have a unique identity. For me right now, the most important thing is to make my mom proud. That’s the only thing I really want. My ideal self is to become beautiful just like the other lady out there, a girl who can excel in everything and a girl who is independent. But If will given a chance to choose between my ideal self and my real self I will choose my real self because I know that you can achieve anything you want if it’s according to His will and also if you are determine to achieve your goal.

  155. We all have our own idealized version of ourselves, we want to be someone that is better than who are we today, and we keep on pursuing the characteristics that we want to be. My ideal version of myself is not that different from others, we just want to be more confident with ourselves, with our looks and in our abilities, we want us to be prouder with our self. Right now, I am still doubting myself with the things that I have and can do. I can’t help it but to compare myself with others, I know it is not healthy. Still hoping that someday, I can do the things that I want to do without degrading myself, without being too hard with myself, without being anxious and will let myself to enjoy every moment without thinking too much what the outcome will be.
    Ideal self is what we want to be but still I choose my real self. We are all in the process of making our self better. Every minute, every day our ideal self is constantly changing. We should accept first who are we today, for us to help ourselves to become a better version of our self.

    -ACT183

  156. ACT 183
    Everyone of us want to be perfect. We want to be someone who we are not and want something that we don’t have. My ideal self is to be someone who can easily beat the challenges in life. I want to be an optimistic, confident, industrious and intelligent person. I want to have a lot of money so that I can help my parents because I want them to stay at home and rest instead of working.

    The ideal version of my self is opposite from my real self. I am a lazy person, I always feel tired and don’t put so much efforts in everything. I am not confident, I always feel nervous whenever I am in crowd. I don’t believe in my self sometimes that I can do such things and be succesful. However, I still choose my real self because the image of an ideal self can drive and empower me to grow.

  157. Christine Kassandra B. Sael -ACT184

    I dream about my ideal self. Having a perfect body, beauty, intelligence, good eye sight, belongs to elite family, popular and so on. Everything is perfect if i become my ideal self. My ideal self is someone i wish i am, it is the best version of myself in every situation. But my ideal self is not my real self, in reality im not that rich, doesn’t have a good eye sight, i don’t have a perfect body and not popular but i look myself as perfectas i am. I’m contented for what i have and for who i am now. Yes, I want to be my ideal self, I always dream of that but somehow i dont want to be perfect. I dont want to be conscious about the opinions of may people looking up with me. I just want to be simple and shine in my little ways. Ideal self is not being perfect in the eyes of many people instead it helps us determine the direction in which you are going with your life. It guides the growth and evolution of your character and personality. If we adore someone we also wish to be like him or her. Therefore ideal self is the combination of qualities and attributes of someone we adore and we wish we become.

  158. ACT 185. The Ideal self of me is the one who can do all things, who can manage time. The one who is strong enough to handle any kind of problems. The one who see herself to become a successful woman someday. But my current self is the one who wants to give up in my course because I want to try another course, because as of the moment I didn’t see myself becoming as an accountant in the near future. I still want accountancy but there is another one course that comes in my heart that I want also that kind of course. I want to do all the things that is very important to do. The one who is weak specially when there is a problems that will need to be fix. Yes, I want the ideal self of mine because I know someday that it can be my real self. And when that time comes, my parents will be proud of me because of my greatest achievements in life.

  159. As a human being of course, We want to be good in anything. We have this type of attitude that we are never satisfied on the things that surrounds us and the things that we have. The ideal version of me is that I can be the type of guy that is a risktaker. A guy that is full of positive vibes in his life. A guy that never back down on the challenges that came into his life. A guy who that can finish his degree with flying colors. A guy can meet the satisfaction of his friends and his parents. A guy who is a hardworking and never gets tired of trying. A guy that can deal with his problems easily. As a person I dreamed of becoming this ideal version of me because I am this type of this person who is a happy go lucky and always go with the flow in life.
    In my case, I would not want to be my ideal self for now. I just want to be true to myself and enjoy my true self. I will just improve my lifestyle and abilities so that I can cope up to become better with myself. I will just work hard and always strive for greatness so that I can know what it feels to become the better version of yourself. The quote that best signifies this type of process is “Trust the Process” originated by the Philadelphia Sixers in NBA. Because I want to see the process in me to become my ideal self. And I will be satisfied on the things and traits that I have. I really want to work hard on it because nothing goes easy!
    Obiña, Regienald G.
    ACT-183

  160. Jolo Bermudez | ACT 182

    I dont see my ideal self far from what i am now. I just want to improve my self for my ideal self. How i see my ideal self, is being civil engineer, happy and contented with myself and what i have. My ideal self is to be successful in the future.

    Yes, because my ideal self, is a big part of my dream.

  161. (ACT184) Ever since, most of the people I know would describe me as a loquacious, carefree, and expressive type of a person. Indeed, it’s true but little did they know, me being too much of a talker would often get into trouble and unwanted situations.

    My IDEAL SELF is the exact opposite of my real self wherein I would like the people to see me as a quiet, prim and proper, ladylike type. Most of the time I’d like to believe that if, even for once, I pull it off, people will more likely to respect and appreciate me. People in my circle and outside of my zone usually like that kind of person. Someone who is very worthy of respect and better treatment. In my case, since they know me as a happy-go-lucky, jolly, and talkative person, they would often neglect my feelings. They think I am stronger and it’s okay to wing it but deep inside, I’m not fine with it. They can easily joke around and say things that might be hurtful and whenever that happens, I just cannot control myself from giving them the piece of my mind that they will regret provoking so in the end, the blame is on me. See how it sucks? Truly, sometimes I can’t stop myself from saying unwanted things but that’s my way of speaking for myself and avoiding people who might threaten my inner peace and happiness especially when I am not in my best shape.

    If I were to choose between my ideal self and real self, my answer would be 50/50. There are times that I just want to be my ideal self – quiet, observant, secretive, serious and well-appreciated. I want people to admire me not because I am bragging but because they can see it even in the most silent ways but sometimes I would prefer my real self more. I’d like to think that in my 19 years of existence, this is me. This is the masterpiece I am trying to work on. The people I treasure love me in this version so, what more could I ask for? In this version of me, they see me as a strong and expressive person who will not back down and won’t shut up. This is me facing the world with a wide smile saying, bring it on! This is me the opposite of a girl they perceive to be proper and ladylike. I already understand that I will not be my ideal self because the more I try, the more it is unreachable for me. I will just keep in mind that being too much of a talker may bring trouble but being like this, can make other people happy and inspired to think that some people are afraid to speak up and express themselves. I think my real self is a tough decision to live up. Love me or hate me, I’m still grateful. If I accept myself fully and work on the negatives within me, I think I will gain self-awareness, self-respect, and self-love. Embracing my self and being able to take responsibility for it is hard and frustrating but still all of it will be worth it.

  162. Thinking of our ideal self is inevitable to avoid because every individual dream to be someone they are not. But is it right to be the self that we are not? Is it okay to be known for our ideal self and not let other people know who we REALLY are? I would not deny the fact that, I, myself is also dreaming to be someone I am not. I once dream to be like Kathryn Bernardo because she have a boyfriend that I can say my dream man and in such a young age she was a successful woman. I dream to be my cousin because she’s tall and I’m not. I dream to have a lot of money because I want to buy anything I want. I dream to be more confident in everything that I do and will do. I dream to be sporty just like all of my cousins. I dream to be the person that I want to be but I know for a fact that the real me would not approve of this, Why? Because being me is what makes me unique to others, being me is what I want the others to see. Being me is one of the things that I can shout to the world that “This is my real self, accept me of who I am”. I may be dream of being Kathryn Bernardo but I know that I will never be like her because she’s “Kathryn” and I’m “Me”. I dreamed to be my cousin but I know I wouldn’t be her because I’m short and I will forever be like this and I can’t change that. I want a lot of money, but I know I would only get this if I have perseverance and determination and I dream to be sporty but I know I wouldn’t be able to be like that because I do not want any sports, I’d rather be called a “bookworm” than me playing sports.

    Between the ideal self and my real self. I don’t need to think twice what would I choose. I would definitely choose, the REAL me. The real me is exactly the opposite of my ideal self but I would rather be MYSELF than be the other person’s shadow. I am proud of who I am today, and each day that I wake up, every night that I will sleep, I would take God for the day he given to me for I learned new things, and that I am discovering more about myself each day. Every individual has their own unique personalities that we should live by our own personality not the personality of the person that we idolized nor the personality that you see to other people that you envious. Be the person you are right now and make it better not the person who are already perfect because for me, a person makes mistakes and from that mistakes we can still learn things about ourselves that we don’t know we have within.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT181

  163. ACT-181

    My ideal self is the best version of myself. I want to be more understanding, I want to be taller, I want to be smart because I’m envy those students that have honors, I want to have a fair skin, and I want to be a basketball player because that’s my dream but I can’t fulfill it because of my height. Why? because I am not what I wanted it to be. I am too selfish that I just want to follow what I want to. I don’t try to listen and consider other people. I am not tall enough for a man’s height, I am on a average type of student, not dumb but not really smart, I don’t have a fair skin and sometimes people tease me about it, and lastly, I can play basketball but I can’t play and join the school’s team because of my height.

    I am contented with what I am today. God made me a person like this and I can’t complain but just to be thankful for what I have. My ideal self can easily be attained because I can adjust myself in ways that I can that I don’t make myself uncomfortable with it. I enjoy my real self because this is me. People accept and love me with what I today. I’m really thankful for that and I believe that everything has its purpose. All the decisions I’ve made is for my own good.

  164. I am an expressive soul. I bluntly speak out the things I believe right. The things I believe would do good to me and to those people I care about. With this personality of mine, people perceive that I am tough and intimidating. There were times that people also misconstrued my appearance. In fact, if you would ask those people around me about their first impression on me, they would surely say, “At first glance, MC looks serious, authoritative and competitive.” But, behind my seemingly strong appearance and personality (as thought by others), I am really weak and fragile.

    If I would have an ideal self, it would be a self not afraid to take extreme activities which my actual self couldn’t do. I must say that I can see it thru the personhood of Ms. Gretchen Ho. She is a versatile athlete, host and influencer. Although she already do good in a specific sports, volleyball, she’s also active in trying other sport events even those that are extreme. That’s what I also want to achieve with myself. I would want to be someone who is not just into service, leadership or academics but also someone who can be active in sports. I’ve always wanted to learn bicycling, swimming, volleyball, basketball and a lot more. But because of my craven heart, I tend to be so weak in terms of any recreational activities. I also usually tend to cry easily especially when I’m irritated, stressed or even if I’m extremely happy. That’s how fragile I am.

    Nonetheless, I still would choose to be my ACTUAL SELF. I guess, even if I am fragile at times and I am weak at certain things, like in sports, I have a balanced self. God has blessed me to be good in other things; I may not be good in sports, but I can do well in public speaking and in any academically related events that also leads me to opportunities. I may be fragile at points but my fragility always become a ‘reminder’ for me. Once I cry about a thing, I get to remind myself that I have to be more mature next after sobbing.

    VILLA, MARY CRIS M.
    ACT181

  165. Every person has their wants of what they would be. Being confident is my ideal self. Since then, I am afraid of public speaking because I’m scared to hear of what other people give comments about me. There are times that I became perfectionist wherein I don’t want to make mistakes with the things I used to do. I am a person who is shy to talk in front of others but opposite when I am comfortable with the person I used to talk to. The real self of me is not that confident most likely in public speaking. I used to compare myself with other persons for being so confident in front of many people and asking myself why I am not like them. I am a person who don’t talk first with the people around me because I became an observant with them at first. Other people used to say that I am a quiet person but in the real situation I am observing with my environment to learn on how I can cope up with them. Also I am not confident that I will talk to them at first because I am thinking that if I talk to them what would be the flow of our conversation.

    In the times that I became perfectionist in my ideal self, I don’t think that I’ll apply it maybe because it can affect my real self. If there are mistakes happened with the things I do and I’ll experience failure maybe it would hard for me to easily accept it. I’m not saying that the ideal self of me is greater that I would want to be than the real self of me now. I just really want to apply it to myself because this is a one thing that I want to improve. I believe that if I became confident, I can do things without thinking of what other people say.

    -ACT185

  166. Ignacio, Kyla Faye L.
    ACT182

    I truly believe we all have IDEAL SELF that we all are longing for to be someday. For me my ideal self is the lady who is confident enough to show others what I’ve got. A lady who have the courage to open up her feelings to her parents and sisters a feeling or thought that she was just keeping inside her everyday. Someone that can be strong to handle all the struggles she may be facing along the way. Someone who will not be able to do anything that can make big disappointments to her family especially to her parents. Someone who has no insecurities with others. A kind of girl that is very smart, talented and a person who has experiences in different happening in her life.

    My ideal self has a big difference in my real self. Because my real self is me being so shy and a girl who has a very low self confidence. I am always stuttering when I am about to report or as I was reporting or talking in front of many people. And I am also this girl that always hides her feelings, always hiding pain and disappointments only to myself. And lastly, I know that I always make my family disappointed on what I am always doing and my decisions.

    If I were to choose between my “Real Self” and my “Ideal Self” I would choose My Real Self because this struggles I am facing maybe the reason why I can be the Ideal Self I am wanting for. Maybe I am not perfect but at least I am contented on what I am now.

  167. All of us has an ideal version of ourselves. And this ideal serves as a goal to make such improvement. It could be a better impression of who we are today. Or maybe bad for others. Yes, we cannot deny that we have insecurities. Things we see with others and we wish that we have. But for me, I know myself that I will do my best for me to achieve things I want for myself and that will make me happy. As for me, I describe the ideal version of myself as a confident, vocal, and fearless girl. I was born as a shy and an introvert kiddo. But things change when I reached high school. I meet a lot of people, and little by little, I have faced my fears. I have now the courage to take risks and face my own challenges. But as of now, I still have this what we call “stage-fright.” Yes, I am not good with expressing my thoughts in front of a lot of people. I still feel nervous when it comes to talking in front of them. I am still caged with my shy self. And it is very far from my ideal one.
    Entering college means a long journey. And with this journey, I wanted to be my ideal self. The ideal self of having the confidence, courage, and being an inspiration. I still have lot of things to explore right now. And having the qualities of my ideal self, I think that I can achieve things that can make me happy. Experience things that will make me a better person. Have the inspiration to work hard and achieve some things that will improve myself so I will be able to reach my goals. And, also to make efforts for the better version of the real me.

    —–ACT186

  168. ACT 185

    It’s nice to think that all you want to happen will occur one time. However, in real life, there is no thing as such. We can’t have all we want in this cruel world. We can’t have everything we wish for.

    My ideal version of myself is someone who is able to talk to anyone, especially if I met that person for the first time. Someone who is not afraid of showing my talents, such as my passion for dancing. Someone who is funny and confident, outside, just like how I am in our house.

    It is slightly different from the one I am now because, for the first one, I can only start a conversation to people who are also quiet like me and have that comfortable vibe. In terms of dancing, I can’t really show it randomly in front of others, it needs to be in a competition. For the last one, as I’ve mentioned before, I am funny and confident inside our house, but when I am outside, everything is different. I suddenly don’t feel any energy left on me to be that funny and confident.

    Just like how we call it an ‘Ideal Self’, I would like to have this ‘Ideal Me’ more than the ‘Real Me’. This is for the reason that it would open a lot of opportunities in my life and that would really make me happy knowing that I am the same with my family and friends, even to acquaintances.

    For me, it is really difficult to attain this ‘Ideal Me’ of mine because I am already used to set aside my personality inside and outside our house. As I go by in my life, I really do hope to do things outside of the box and be that person who is up to challenges that would make me a better version of myself.

  169. Ashly Gomez ACT186

    Just like the line Its when everything seems so perfect. But in reality, It was all in a dream i always thought that my life was perfect and beautiful but at the end of the day i will realized that i have so much problems that make me feel so down, when i feel like i have everything but then there’s something i want more. For me i really dont want this ideal me and i want the better i am that would be good in everything and not a shytype or anti social kind of person, maybe others really like this kind of my attitude but for me it is really not enough and not satisfying my want for my self. I am the type of person that is not enjoying lots of time with the new people in my life i just wanted the people who really in my side before than knowing others,and i dont show my real attitude to others for me not to judge i dont like to socialize with others and even the things i really want i dont pursue it because of my shyness just like joining the Badminton Team in our university. and my ideal type of myself is the opposite of me the happy go lucky the brave one and more socialize for me to gain more friends to hang on and also i want also to show to others the things i cant do like playing guitar and show them my passion and my other side of being a joker and to change the thing that i think a lot of negativity in my mind that makes me so not focus in my stuffs. the line “I almost gave in. Another time wasted. I should have not believed. For you are just make-believe.” is also caught my attention because just like i said earlier that i only focus on my older mates, this line reminds of me in the time that i keep on forcing my friend to be my friend even thou i feel that it is not ok i think now i already changed that but sometime i still cant stop thinking of it . but i know that in some years that will come i will be the best ideal me than the ideal that i want to be .

  170. An optimistic one who doesn’t let anything even from the smallest stuff destroy his goals for the future. A man who keeps striving harder in order to satisfy himself with all the things he’s been dreaming of, his family who keeps believing on him became an inspiration. That’s how I describe my ideal self, the person I want to be right now. On the other side, I am still affected for the loss of my grandma who became my number one support system that is why my real self is a little bit lost in track. I see myself inactive for the past few weeks because I was eaten by sadness. So if I were to choose between my ideal self and real self, I’ll choose my real self because I know I can surpass all the struggles and succeed in life. I dreamed to be rich but I am contented the way Im living my life today. Just be real and we can be the best version of ourselves.

    ACT 184

  171. She prefers to be alone…always. As I watch her walking on the hallway, I can see the confidence & enthusiasm in her eyes. In this society we live in, there’s something about her that distinguishes her from the rest.

    Aaahhh… There she goes again, alone in a corner. What is she doing? She’s been holding a book the whole time. I heard she doesn’t like wattpad. When it comes to recitation, this girl is never shy. Weird. But she always prefers being alone. While me, I can’t go on without my friends. But this girl has an astounding knack for shutting the world out & be happy in this self-imposed isolation. She hates crowded places & would rather choose to be stuck in closed spaces. Though she’s a loner, I think she’s cooler than me. She excels in academics and she has this talent in music that can make everyone applause. She can focus on a single thing completely compared to me.

    How I wish I could be that girl, I see ideally in the mirror.

    Ideally, I want myself to be a self-sufficient and independent woman where I can stand and be strong on my own. I want to be proud of who am I. I want to feel confident in my own everyday choices. I give so much power to others when I want to decide on something. I am not emotionally strong to know what right decisions to make and I am even afraid to make them. But craving to have those qualities would be another aspiration for myself, I could not ever experience because I feel that I can’t stand on my own without the help of others.

    How I wish I could be that girl, which I am proud to show off because the real version of me portrays the weak version of Celina. I want to be a stronger version of myself. I know that the ideal version of me can be the real me if I will overcome those fears I needed to face. The tougher version of the girl I crave for was sleeping inside me for years. And I want that girl to wake up soon.

  172. Act182

    I once dreamed that I would become a good person from a kid up to being old I would never try to do bad things, but right now I realize that the world isn’t going to the way I want it to be. As the time passes by, I do things that I used to call “bad” but the present me, it is just a normal thing.

    I do want to be the ideal me but I am contented with the present or called “real me” because I did express what I really want and I did bad things and learned some lessons from it.

  173. Elaiza Mae Coratibo ACT 181

    All of us wants to have a better version of ourselves. We might not feel enough to the things we do, we might not be contented to the things we have, we are sometimes feel that there should be better than this. We tend to have insecurities to the other people that’s why we are imagining or creating ourselves as better than the real. Therefore, we cannot avoid comparing ourselves which we think is better than us.

    My ideal self might not differ from the others’ ideal self. A self that needs to be matured according to her age. I could not avoid comparing myself to the other college students who act according to their level and age. A self that can express feelings, it’s really hard for me to show my love to the people but I do have care for them, it’s not my thing to be sweet. A self that wants to achieve the title or goals, I have never been an achiever . A self that has a talent, felt insecure sometimes because I don’t have any talent. A self that can conquer her fear to stage (stage fright). A self that is enough and contented for what she had.

    Yes, I am still working on it to achieve my ideal self or I will call it as working-in process. As I get older, I want improvement for myself not because to accept by the standards of society but because to be fully-developed for my own betterment. I am young and I know I could develop these things and maybe some will change depends to the environment I am living.

  174. Some, if not, most of us have moments wherein we wish that we are someone else or that we could be the better, or yet, the best version of ourselves. Having an idea that we could actually visualize our ideal self, I started asking myself, who would be my ideal self? I think my ideal self would be someone fearless. Being someone who exudes with courage and will not hold back on the things that she wants to do. My ideal self would also include being someone who isn’t afraid of voicing out or showing her feelings. I have wasted so many chances of having good relationships with people just because I was too afraid of telling them about how I feel towards them. Lastly, I would want to become someone who will not worry about what other people would say about her. Doing the things I want and not giving a single damn about what people might think would be ideal for me. After describing my ideal self, I just realized that I was exactly describing who I was when I was still in my childhood years. I was that courageous child who would play with older boys in our street and challenge them into playing games with me and would stay outside the house and play all day long because she likes it. I was that child who isn’t afraid to tell her parents and friends about what she feels and I was that child who would do things even if others would think it is inappropriate for me since I was a girl. Now, I still have all the characteristics of what my ideal self would be but it wasn’t the same as before. It’s there but it isn’t active. It may not be very different from who I am now but I am still working on bringing back the spark that I had when I was a kid.

    From what I have understood, the ideal self should be a part of you but it is something that you cannot fully achieve. You somehow manifest your ideal self through your own actions but not all the time and not in the perfect way. So if I were to answer, I would want to become my ideal self more than my real self because it is not far from who I really am now and I believe that it will give me a chance to make myself better, not only for me but for the people around me as well. My ideal self, being my almost perfect self for me, may look like something which is difficult to achieve but it is not as impossible as I think it will be.

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado
    ACT184

  175. Patricia Gwen Louise P. Ramos
    ACT184

    People have their own personalities and attitudes that they possess. We all have different versions of ourselves that we tend to shuffle around when dealing with different situations with different people. We have our self when we’re with our friends. We have our self when we’re with family. We have our self when at school or at work. So many versions that we portray every single day. But with all these types of selves we have, there is still that true and genuine self that we only show to the closest people in our lives and sometimes to ourselves alone. We have an ideal self which we try our best to embody when we’re trying to introduce ourselves but not all the time that is who we really are. Most of the time, the ideal self is just something we wish to become but is not really, so we try to strive hard to achieve.

    My ideal self is the Patricia that I try my best to show everyone I am. Most of the times, I try to be the cheerful, fun, loud friend that just wants to make the crowd laugh all the time. I’m Patricia who goes to parties and drinks a lot but still somehow does well in school. I’m the Patricia who is always working her head off just to be above others in all aspects, the predator at the top of the food chain, you could say. I’m seen and I try to really show that I’m this very strong-willed, passionate, aggressive – if you may – person that does everything in her power in order to achieve her goals. My ideal self is basically embodying the ideal daughter, student, friend, or person that society dictates. In simplest terms, my ideal self is the doll that everybody else controls. It’s not exactly the self I want to become but basically it’s the self I am becoming.

    Indeed, I do want to be the fun friend, the good daughter, the excellent student. However, I don’t want to be doing it for anybody else but myself. Hence, sometimes, I tend to hate my ideal self. And it reaches a point where my ideal self becomes the opposite of my real self. My real self is more “docile”, for a lack of better wording. I’m more a stay-at-home-curl-up-in-my-bed-with-a-book-to-read type of girl when I really become true to myself. My real self would rather sit in the corner alone and listen to good music than to fake socialize with people. Real Patricia wouldn’t give a damn about what people thinks about her and dictates her to do. She would just do what she want. However, Real Patricia never shows up. She’s always tucked in the innermost corners of my heart and mind. It would be very hard for me to choose between my ideal self and my real self. I mean my ideal self is the almost perfect version of me so why wouldn’t I want to be that type of person. On the other hand, I would also want to actually show my real self because who wouldn’t want to just be themselves? I mean being able to show people who you really are as freely as possible would probably feel the best, right? But still it seems that my ideal self sticks to me which makes me still worry about what others would say and that makes it very difficult for me to decide which self I want to choose and fully embody.

  176. ACT181, VIRGILIO DS. CRUZ III. IDEAL SELF vs. REAL SELF
    What if we borrowed Thanos infinity stones and in one snapped by just being in our real self we’ll be our ideal self? Exciting right. Because the ideal self is what we really want or in short, our perfect example of we what we want in life. We all have our own characteristics of the ideal self. For me, I want to be that man who knows everything, it sucks to be an average boy studying everyday struggling at school. We all have our insecurities we want to get what other people can get. I want to be that man who have confidence in every decisions he make. A smart kid to know the pros and cons of what he is doing. And also I am dreaming to be that man who have no insecurities at all.
    Real self – Here we go, as years went by I learned no man was perfect. We all have our weaknesses. But that will not stop you from reaching your dreams. You will realized that not being perfect is also a perfection, you will learn that every day is another day to give your best shot to enjoy and make the most out of it. Struggles are part of our journey but keep on moving, somehow someday you will be at the top. Be contented of what you have and he will bless you. I am developing my self-confidence to face all the challenges in my life. I don’t want to be like others, because I am me. I am Unique in every aspect. I am more comfortable on my real self. And I am more focused on improving myself.

  177. Abigail Jallores – ACT186
    A girl who always make people around her happy, laughing and wanted to take away their problem even just a short span of time, that’s what I want people to remember me every time someone sees me passing through the hallway, mentions my name, or even calls me. I want to be that girl who cheers up people for who they are and want to spread positivity in a place whenever I’m around. The girl who shines every time she opens her mouth and speak about her perspective in life. An optimistic, strong and independent daughter to her parents, happy pill to her classmates and a trustworthy and reliable friend to her close friends.
    People perceived me like that for that’s what I’ve been showing, but who does really know me? Who knows how that girl that used to brighten up your mood and made you happy that day would also be that girl who is suffering her pain alone every night. Alone, even if she has many friends around her and she doesn’t want to bother them because she only wants their happiness, her problem would just be nothing to them. It’s ironic how she wakes up every day thinking how would she make people around her smiling but can’t make herself happy. Ironic how people perceived her as a happy person with no problem and probably doesn’t need help from anyone but in reality, she’s just scared. She’s living out of the expectation from the people who surround her and no one dared to ask if how is she.
    I want these people expectation about me more than what I am experiencing in reality. Why? Maybe because I’m used to it, I promise myself not to be that person who flashes negativity just because her life is a living mess, but instead shows an opposite rather. I want people around me to be happy since the feeling of sadness and being alone is no foreign to me and I don’t want other people to experience it too. I want them to know that they have this friend who can always be there since she’s no strange to the feeling of no one is there when she needed them the most.

  178. ACT182 We all have this ideal version of ourselves. I dream once that I will be most efficient person that I’ve ever known, more confident than the others, I wish that I can sing as the singers can do, I wish that I am more productive than being lazy, I wish that I’m genius same as the other genuises. But I realized that sometimes the Ideal version that we want is the opposite ones of the actual self. I love being me, though its hard to understand myself I keep telling to myself that its gonna be alright. I really want the Ideal self, but I love me and I also have flaws and I accepted it. No matter how ppl judge me about myself I dont a crap because This is me and I am a real me.

  179. It has always been my fantasy to be crazy rich and stylish woman, and for me that is my ideal version of myself. It is not like I am not contented with what I have right now but who would not want a much more comfortable life. Lately, I have become a little materialistic though I could still sustain it with my personal savings. Also, it would be very much ideal for me to live an independent life having things I wanted in my own way without any help from other people. The difference between my Ideal self and the my real self is that first I am not super rich but things are in progress for me. Being stylish right now is not my priority right because I have to be really studious right now. The real me would focus more on studies, family, friends and lately I have also been more genuine and generous as a person.

    Of course, I would want to live up my dreams and fantasies. Obviously I am choosing to be my ideal self but I would still want to be true to my closest friends and family. I would want to reserve my real self to them.

  180. REA, Rei-Anne Keith O.
    ACT 186

    A person strives for everything to be satisfied, but once he/she get it he/she will not feel any satisfaction because humans are not contented on what they have. They always have a feeling of inadequacy or insufficiency. Even if all of their wishes were come true, soon enough they would be wanting something more, or something different. Comparing ourselves with others is the reason why we are not focusing in our own aspects and the beauty we have. We tend to be insecure with others which is not right. But, all of us have our own ideal self or the self you wanted to be.
    My ideal self will be I am confident in everything that I do, I have no doubts in myself. I am talented person who can sing, dance and can play atleast one sport. Good at socializing with others or extrovert and independent woman. This version of me is so different with my real self because I am the opposite of talented, confident, extrovert and independent.
    To be honest, I will chose my real self over the ideal one because I believe there’s a reason why I am supposed to be like this. I accepted everything about myself and I am proud of it. Maybe, I’m still developing everything about myself. I want my real self because this is God gave to me and it shows who really I am. I am grateful that I am a normal person.

  181. Patricia Gwen Louise P. Ramos
    ACT184

    People have their own personalities and attitudes that they possess. We all have different versions of ourselves that we tend to shuffle around when dealing with different situations with different people. We have our self when we’re with our friends. We have our self when we’re with family. We have our self when at school or at work. So many versions that we portray every single day. But with all these types of selves we have, there is still that true and genuine self that we only show to the closest people in our lives and sometimes to ourselves alone. We have an ideal self which we try our best to embody when we’re trying to show ourselves but not all the time that is who we really are. Most of the time, the ideal self is just something we wish to become but is not really so we try to strive hard to achieve.

    My ideal self is the Patricia that I try my best to show everyone I am. Most of the times, I try to be the cheerful, fun, loud friend that just wants to make the crowd laugh all the time. I’m Patricia who goes to parties and drinks a lot but still somehow does well in school. I’m the Patricia who is always working her head off just to be above others in all aspects, the predator at the top of the food chain, you could say. I’m seen and I try to really show that I’m this very strong-willed, passionate, aggressive – if you may – person that does everything in her power in order to achieve her goals. My ideal self is basically embodying the ideal daughter, student, friend, or person that society dictates. In simplest terms, my ideal self is the doll that everybody else controls. It’s not exactly the self I want to become but basically it’s the self I am becoming.

    Indeed, I do want to be the fun friend, the good daughter, the excellent student. However, I don’t want to be doing it for anybody else but myself. Hence, sometimes, I tend to hate my ideal self. And it reaches a point where my ideal self becomes the opposite of my real self. My real self is more “docile”, for a lack of better wording. I’m more a stay-at-home-curl-up-in-my-bed-with-a-book-to-read type of girl when I really become true to myself. My real self would rather sit in the corner alone and listen to good music than to fake socialize with people. Real Patricia wouldn’t give a damn about what people thinks about her and dictates her to do. She would just do what she want. However, Real Patricia never shows up. She’s always tucked in the innermost corners of my heart and mind. It would be very hard for me to choose between my ideal self and my real self. I mean my ideal self is the almost perfect version of me so why wouldn’t I want to be that type of person. On the other hand, I would also want to actually show my real self because who wouldn’t want to just be themselves? I mean being able to show people who you really are as freely as possible would probably feel the best, right? But still it seems that my ideal self sticks to me which makes me still worry about what others would say and that makes it very difficult for me to decide which self I want to choose and fully embody.

  182. We all know that finding ourself is not that easy because it takes time. We also dream that we our living in our ideal self so that we have everything we want but sorry to say its just a dream, the first step you need to achieved that, is to surpass all the challenges that you may encounter in your life for you to know yourself more.

    My ideal version of myself is I want to surpass all my abilities that i have now. Like having lack of confidence especially speaking in front of many people. I dont want to engaged to other people and many more. I can not deny the fact that I have lot of insecurities like having everything, these are being smart so that I can participate and can exchange multiple ideas to them. Being rich so that I can buy all things that I want and many more. I’m craving for more, about myself because i know i can do better than who i am today.

    But behind of all things I wanted I will continue who I am today because this is what I used to be. But I’ll still continue to find my real self and to make myself much better.

  183. ACT185•
    If I was given a chance to be born again and live the life I desire, I want a change of heart. From being self-reliant where I was used not to trust others, not to depend on them, and shuts door to anyone. A change of heart from being secretive where I wasn’t able to share my thoughts, to open and cry to someone’s shoulder… A change of heart from darkness to light. Those part of me are the ones I want to leave behind for me to enjoy my ideal self – a light-hearted one.

    Yes, I badly want to live my ideal self more than my real self. I can imagine how refreshing it is if I was given this chance to; how bright my life is; how colorful it can be. It is a feeling like you were drawn out of a cage from being trapped for very long time and now be able to enjoy the light for the very first time. Imagine how exciting it is!

  184. Everyone have their own Ideal self, characteristics that would made us different from our real self, characteristics that we wish, characteristics that is far from the real you. Like me I have my IDEAL SELF, to be a lady that is full of courage, confidence, beautiful, talented, strong and don’t think about the opinion of others about me.
    Courage this belongs to my ideal self list because I think I am a coward person like I never voice out what I really want and what I feel because I’m thinking that whatever that I might said won’t matter to them.
    Confidence- I really want to become a person that full of confidence, they said I should be proud in whatever I have but upon seeing and knowing my flaws I don’t know how will I become confident in myself.
    Beautiful- Eversince I start studying in NU I really wish to become beautiful like those girls in our school that looks like their face is made to be perfect. Those effortless beauty that they have I wish to become one of them.
    Talented- Back then I love dancing, singing and playing volleyball and badminton but during my Senior High School days I lost my confident to show those talented that I have because I started doubting myself till I lost my interest on those things.
    Strong and don’t ever think about the opinion of others- This characteristics is what I really want to achieve I maybe look like strong lady infront of everyone but the truth I’m not. I always overthink about what would other said after I finish those things.
    I wish to become my ideal self because my real self is a kind and good person. She is hardworking and not expressive person. because of this, she oftern thinks about what others will think about her. Which prompts her to hold back most of the time and not completely express or voice out what she feels. She don’t have trust and confident in herself. Which limits her in achieving whatever she wanted.

  185. What’s the ideal me? Maybe it’s the person whom she can easily find comfort to every person she tags along. Yes, I do hang out with them but I really find it hard to be an open book to everyone. People around me don’t easily approach me because of my not so friendly appearance. I don’t look approachable to them and it actually saddened me because I can be their friend and will treat them like my own family. My ideal self is different from who I am right now because most of the people I recently met have the same opinion on me. They said that I look snobbish and all.

    If I am asked of whom will I choose, the ideal self I want or the person who I am right now, I would gladly choose the latter. I would always love myself, the one who I really am. No matter of how many people would tell me that I don’t look friendly, unapproachable or I look like someone who’ll just snob them, still, I will always choose myself over and over again.

    Love yourself. No one is perfect. Embrace who you are and never be afraid to flaunt the beauty that lies within you.

  186. LUCAS, KEZIA DOROTHY D. ACT182

    *In all honesty, I want myself to be perfect but I always remind myself that there is no one out here who is born perfect. Also, it would be impossible to be a perfect person as we all have our fair share of flaws and imperfections. So, I settled to this, I want my ideal self to be the very best version of myself. Someone who is capable of the things I cannot do. Someone who has the confidence to do what she really wants to do. Someone who can say no because she don’t want to do it. Someone who loves herself so much that she won’t let herself be treated as trash. Someone who knows her true value. As it is only an ideal version of myself, it’s quite impossible. It’s quite hard to think of this as my ideal self because I really wanted to become like that but I fail to.

    *Yes. I want the ideal version of myself. If I would become my ideal version wouldn’t it be much better? Because, I get to be who I really want to be.

  187. ACT-186
    The Ideal Self is that perfect version of you you’ve always kept on a pedestal. It’s the image you want everyone else to see. It’s the mirror against which you compare your actual self. My ideal self is: I am a daughter of one of the richest person in the ph. I have everything. I can buy all the things, I can eat all fancy food, I can travel everywhere, anytime I want and I get whatever i want. I have many friends, complete and happy family, understanding partner and a perfect life.
    My ideal self is quite different from my real self. It is the opposite of my real self. The real me has only a simple and humble life. I prefer to be my real self because I am contented on what I have right now. I am very happy for who I am. And I will always choose to be the real me because this is the identity I used to be.

  188. ACT185 – The ideal version of myself is someone that is independent and can handle every problem that I need to face. And someone that is not easily controlled by his emotions. The ideal version of myself is very different from the real version. I always depend on someone and asks them for help.

    I would choose the ideal version of myself, because it can be a huge help in my everyday life. Every task that I need to finish will be easier.

  189. GAIL ARCIAGA – ACT182

    The ideal version of myself that I prefer was not getting attached to people easily. I really don’t want myself to get involved and hurt again by those people who cannot even fight for you. I want to be the person they afraid to lose. It would be different from what I am right now because, I get really hurt when people leave me because of those lame excuses. Typically, I am a kind of person who easily gets attached and I don’t even want that because when I get attached to people, I do get hurt easily.
    I would want this ideal me more than the real me because firstly, I don’t want to get hurt anymore. It was such a traumatizing event because it feels like I am shattered into pieces. Secondly, I prefer not getting attached to people easily so that I can value myself even more. Lastly, I would rather get involved in my own business rather than other people’s business who doesn’t even afraid to lose me.

  190. Valenzuela, Joseph S.
    ACT 181

    I myself dream for a genuine respect from other people, a love that is unconditional and forever, a person that will be appreciate by everyone because of physical appearance, character and attitude. This Ideal self is very different from what is me right now maybe because I am living in my real self now and I’m acting a guy that is not experiencing a genuine respect and other ideal self that I’ve mentioned. Maybe someday when there will be a casual or other event, I will show and act like a one that was experienced a respect, love and have a good looking personality.
    For me, I want the IDEAL ME to prevail. Why? because in any hows it will lead me to a almost perfect me and somehow the term stagnant that I’ve received from many of my friends will disappear because if I am going to choose the Ideal me I will always seek for the improvement and I will not be contented on what I’ve reached because when I’ve achieved the ideal me that I’ve mentioned there will be another dream or goal that will appear because it is the time that I will realized that I am not enough and again it I will seek for improvement that’s why the ideal self is impossible.

  191. ACT 182 Who wouldn’t be dreaming of an ideal self? everyone aspires to be the greatest, to be the best version of themselves aware of their flaws and past mistakes, everyone wants to change, for a person sees that he can be something and someone better. In my 19 years of battling and surviving in this world I have already come up with huge amount of dreams that I wanted to fulfill, even characteristics that I wanted to possess just like any other, the ideal of being lovable, being looked up to and successful, but if you’ll ask if I like my ideal self more than my real self, i would say no beacuse my real self matters to me than those ideals that I have, i can say that I’m contented and flexible, independent enough to take credit with my life, I already learned to control my emotions and what to react in certain situations and somehow what other people will say about me does not matter to me anymore, if they stick with me love me and looked up to me it is their choice already, and me being successful is something that I don’t really put into great extent I will just do my thing and live better at the present moment with my real self on fleek.

  192. Colene Tricia Genovia. ACT185
    We have different ideals about ourselves. My ideal version of my self is somewhat opposite of my real self. Being intelligent in your own way, having many talents, and being strong for your own is what i admire on having that. Intelligent in a way that you excel in your academic performance as well in extra curricular activities. What does it feel like when you have talent? Like you know how to sing or dance, or be in model stage or in sports. How does it feel to be pretty in someone’s eyes? And not being bullied because of your physical appearance? Being able to get what you want, like you are capable of doing something that you don’t need to consider someone’s approval? How does it feel to be free? To be you? Or to be independent in your own way? I wonder how does it feel to be your ideal self. Because as i said up there is just my ideal version of my self. At some point of my life, i want my ideal me more than the real me, because the ideal me is stronger than my real me, i can be who i want to be on my ideal me, i can do what i want to do because i know that i am capable of doing that but somehow i choose my real me than my ideal me because i am not who i am today if it is not because of my real me, my true self and not being able to figure out this thing and i know that my ideal version of my self will help me to be who i want to be in a real way.

  193. ACT185

    I want the world to see the best in me. I want them (people) to see that I can keep up with them too. That I can also do what they do, which is so funny because I don’t really do such things. I lavishly spend money for dresses and other material things a girl likes, to show that I have this and that to the people around me. I like being praised. And to be praised, I levelled up or raised my standard to their standards. I want myself to excel in all things. In acads, in sports, etc. I worked hard to achieve those to please people. My ideal self, is a fake me. I just composed another version of myself to impress people. I changed and set a new perceptions, goal and etc in life. That is all because of my desires from the world. A selfish decision I just made to attract people or to get their attention. And with that, I became a different person. I am not the same person as I was. The real me wants the simple life, but then I am thorn between the what world wants me to be and what God wants me to be. I am so confused. Sometimes, the world wins over God. And It just felt so devastating. I’m not this! I’m not myself anymore. How and when did I become like this?? I don’t want this. I just want a simple and peaceful life with God. I want my old self back.

  194. If I imagine my ideal self, I wish that I excel in academe, a healthy and sexy body, more pretty, and someone who is full of confident that not afraid to socialize with other people. I want to be mature, I want to be a more happier and not to overthink about what happens for tomorrow. In reality, my ideal self is opposite with my real self. I am quite and not confident with myself sometimes, I always think a negative thoughts. I was afraid to talk to other people but for me, even if I may not excel in everything I would still love my real self, I would still choose the real me. I may not sexy, pretty, and Intelligent I must say that I’m contented of what I am today besides I’m learning with my flaws and I’m dealing with it. This is what I really am. This is make me feel like unique.

  195. ACT185. My ideal version of myself has a hard working skill of a carpenter, an artistic side of a painter, and a good martial art skill of Jackie Chan. These characteristics of my ideal self has a huge difference with my real self.

    Even though my ideal self has a use help for me I would rather choose my real self because for other people to know who I really am, I will show them the real version of myself.

  196. Yes, we all know that ideal is such an impossible thing, but we also know that there is no impossible when we do our best to do that thing. My ideal self is that I am the great singer with fame, wealth, confident, brave, mature enough, responsible, and full of happiness in life, no drama, no problems, because that is the meaning of ideal, ideal is equal to perfect or perfect life. I know it was surreal to have this ideal life that i want.

    But if you ask me if I want that ideal life, honestly, I would say yes. Everybody wants that life, that fame, that wealth, because in this world for me as a normal, not a rich one born, person, it is hard to achive that quality of life. And I also want that life because if that happens, it was just like I am living in my own dream. And that would be all, Thank you.

  197. Katrina Perez ACT-182
    A lot of people say that I’m the type of person who only like the things in between. In between of being blithesome and stern, blabby and quiet, proud and timid and gutsy and craven. Of course, my ideal self is to be the positive sides of those characteristics like the blithesome, blabby, proud and gutsy. While the stern, quiet, timid and craven are my vulnerable traits that I want to improve. Surely, it is much better if we let ourselves live in our ideal self. However, I still prefer to be the real me rather than to my ideal self.

    Before I explain why, I have some questions. Do you build your ideal self for your own good or for the people around you? Do you do it for them to entice the self that you created in order to be liked by them? In some way, yes, it’s true that it is much better if others perception towards us is good and pleasing. But there’s no greater than the fact of living through the real you. Don’t let others accept you from the person that they want you to be. Because the ideal self is just temporary. Creating your ideal self just to satisfy people’s expectations towards you is quite intoxicating. Don’t let them change you from the person you’re really not. Just let the world accept the real you and be the better version of yourself, always.

  198. We all dream or wish to be the other version of ourselves today. Looking on the mirror and thinking that we are the worst creature or thing happened in this world.
    Not knowing that we are the best version of ourselves when we are ourselves.
    We are striving to become that ideal version of us and sometimes pretend to be that somebody(ideal one), until we became that person.
    Honestly, I always wanted to be the person who’s easy to get along with, the confident one who’s boosted by skills and capabilities, the initiative muffin who can do the first move if necessary, the one who have time management skills, the insusceptible bulb who doesn’t cry to little things, the ‘not-so-average slob’ which excel on everything that they expect me to be, the optimistic chip despite of the challenges life may bring, the one who can’t say ‘no’ to people around her, the genuinely happy tooth, the multi-talented girl musician and songwriter, the well-heeled woman who shell out for foods and things anytime she wants without worrying and the emotionally and mentally stable sort who sporadically deals with anxiety.
    Unfortunately, those are just all ideal and unlikely to happen because I live in reality. Where you can’t have all those wishes or dreams to come true. Where you can’t get anything you desired. Where you can’t live your life the way you wanted to be.
    But, if I’d be that ideal self, what would be the purpose of the room for improvement? What would be my motivation to strive for the best version of myself? What would be the challenges? What would be the thrilling adventure and makes my life extra entertaning and pursuing? Right, perfection is just a sort of boredom. There’s no growth but a greater pride. Life wouldn’t be satisfying anymore.
    Hence, I would always choose to be my ‘real self’, because I beleive that knowing who I am today and fully accept myself are the ways to become the better version of myself by being mold by different experiences that leads to growth and development. Maybe, our ideal self is just a fuel of our motivation for us to strive to be the best version of us.
    Sometimes we think that we’re taking the right path. Since we feel that it was destined for us without recognizing the Creator of all things.
    We were not created by our Creator to be perfect. We were created uniquely and for a purpose. We’re not a finished product. We’re a work in progress. He will be the one who’s in control; for molding us to be the best version of ourselves. Not the version we wanted but His version for us.
    We must just have faith and live according to His will and plan for us. All things will unfold leisurely but with His grace, we’d be able to discover what we truly are as well as our purpose.

    —ACT 185

  199. Rhia Sapa ACT- 184

    Every time I meet someone or I see other girls with their good looks, extraordinary talents, beautiful faces, and perfect bodies, the insecurities in my body will surely be triggered. And after this, I end up daydreaming of my ideal self. A girl with a perfect nose, a beautiful eyes, a perfect white teeth, a soft and smooth hair, a perfect height, a good witt, having an extraordinary talent, being a responsible person, having a good job in the future, and sooooo many to mention. Those are just some of the characteristics of my ideal version. Characteristics that is far from my real self. Because in the real world, I’m a girl who doesn’t have a perfect nose, a beautiful eyes, a perfect height, a good Witt, and I also doesn’t have that extraordinary talent (well, I can sing, but not that good hahaha lol). Yes, I’m not perfect, and no one is. We may not have those things that we wish, we may not see ourselves or other people as perfect, one thing is for sure, we are all created perfectly and we all look perfect in the eyes of our Creator.

    Of course I like the ideal version of my self more than my real self because I want a better version of my self. And I think in that way, I would feel more my self worth, and I think I would be happier. But then, like what I’ve said, no ones perfect and no one is. No matter I, no matter you, no matter how we tried to be perfect, no matter how effort we gave for us to be perfect, no matter much we like to be perfect to be accepted and loved by more people, we cannot erase the fact that we will never be and no one can be. I think the only time that we’ll achieve perfection and satisfaction on ourselves is when the time that we feel the contentment and and accept our own selves. Like what Anna Quindlen said, the thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself.

  200. Jenny Sylvia Eustaquio ACT183
    People are different in many ways. I think I want to be the kind of person that is strong in all aspects. Strong in the way that I will not break in any challenge that life will give me. I also want to be a person who is a good conversationalist. I want to be a confident social butterfly. I want to be brave enough to speak my true feelings. Growing up as an only child made me this kind of person who seeks for comfort and attention from others but doesn’t have the guts to express myself. That is why I want to be just like my ideal self. Strong to face challenges so that as much as possible I will be independently facing the truth about life. A good conversationalist and a confident social butterfly so that I will gain friends easily and they will not get bored around me. Because I see myself boring at times. And brave enough to stand up for the people I love. No more silence. Vocalising my thoughts and feelings about the actions others show to them. I want to defend them by all means. I think that all I need to do is to improve myself to achieve this traits. Because for me it is not impossible to achieve it.

  201. Abigail Jallores – ACT186
    A girl who always make people around her happy, laughing and wanted to take away their problem even just a short span of time, that’s what I want people to remember me every time someone sees me passing through the hallway, mentions my name, or even calls me. I want to be that girl who cheers up people for who they are and want to spread positivity in a place whenever I’m around. The girl who shines every time she opens her mouth and speak about her perspective in life. An optimistic, strong and independent daughter to her parents, happy pill to her classmates and a trustworthy and reliable friend to her close friends.
    People perceived me like that for that’s what I’ve been showing, but who does really know me? Who knows how that girl that used to brighten up your mood and made you happy that day would also be that girl who is suffering her pain alone every night. Alone, even if she has many friends around her and she doesn’t want to bother them because she only wants their happiness, her problem would just be nothing to them. It’s ironic how she wakes up every day thinking how would she make people around her smiling but can’t make herself happy. Ironic how people perceived her as a happy person with no problem and probably doesn’t need help from anyone but in reality, she’s just scared. She’s living out of the expectation from the people who surround her and no one dared to ask if how is she.

    I want these people expectation about me more than what I am experiencing in reality. Why? Maybe because I’m used to it, I promise myself not to be that person who flashes negativity just because her life is a living mess, but instead shows an opposite rather. I want people around me to be happy since the feeling of sadness and being alone is no foreign to me and I don’t want other people to experience it too. I want them to know that they have this friend who can always be there since she’s no strange to the feeling of no one is there when she needed them the most. I want my ideal self because I know someday, I will be that girl for these pain that I’m feeling, are also the same pain that can mold me into a person that I desire for myself.

  202. ADRIAN TABIOS ACT 181 If I were at my ideal version, I would be a person who would have gotten rid of my anxieties, a person who is creative, enthusiastic, and confident in my speech. A person who does not waste his time on thinking about the negative comments from others. A person who is confident.

    Right now, I can tell that I am just an ‘average Joe’. But I am now already making steps toward being my ideal self. Small actions do count. If I want to be a certain type of person, I must act accordingly towards my goals. Grab every opportunity to make them happen.

    For me, I like my real me compared to my ideal me. For me, I am the best version of myself. There are bad days and good days, but all of my decisions were according to the best of my knowledge and strength. I am getting stronger each day, learning and experiencing.

  203. Marco Piolo B. Limson ACT185
    My ideal version of me is that me being a matured individual when it comes to life. Ideal self of me that I give importance to everyone and everything that I have. Ideal self of me that I am a successful businessman like tatang. These ideal version of me is very different to what am I right now because I don’t gives importance in everything what I have right now. I don’t take my study seriously even though I am scholar. I am not matured enough when it comes to making decision and dealing with a problem. I want these ideal version of me because if I have those characteristic I think it would make me a better person and it could help me to achieve my goals and make me a successful in life.

  204. Ideal Self, from the word itself “ideal”, it refers to the idealized version of ourselves it is the self we want to be in the future, and eventually the self that the society wants us to be. Some people may think of different ideal self in the different situation.
    My ideal self is someone that can stand on her own way, someone that is happy and independently living her life to the fullest. Yes I want my Ideal self to be at its peek. where I can be the someone that can be proud of by everybody, because my ideal self is someone that I wanted to be.
    We all have our own perspective of ideal self, and we continue to keep on striving and moving forward until we reach that ideal self we want. And as long as it is out of reach, this ideal will be our constant motivation to work harder.

  205. I always visualize myself holding a scalpel and with my team, we’ll be removing my patient’s tumor. Ever since I was a child, I’m really dreaming of me being a Neurosurgeon but for some ways and in God’s plan, I did not have a single chance to become one. If I would compare the ideal me to the real me right now, all I can say to myself in the current state of my life would be I did great! Of course in order for us to have what we really want, we need to sacrifice major things that our part of our lives. Even though I did not become a Neurosurgeon, I am still happy that I am actually living a life right now on pursuing my present dream which is to become a Global Marketing Manager or Marketing Communications Manager. If I was asked if what I wanted to be is the ideal me or the real me, I will say NO because I would choose the real me. The reason why I chose the real me is that, I wouldn’t be here right now fighting in a long journey before reaching my dreams if I wasn’t meant to be here. God would not put me where I am today if he knew that I couldn’t survive this fight. I don’t have to worry even if I did not get my wildest dream which is to become a surgeon, because one day I know that after winning this endless battles and struggles in reaching my dream, it will all be worth it!
    BETITA, KARLYN KIMBERLY B. ACT186

  206. The ideal version of myself would probably a person who stands up for what he thinks and believe is right, considering how he should feel when he is in the other persons shoes. A person who stands a bigger person. As of now, I am not that “ideal” version of myself. I am still learning a lot of things in life and still exploring different moments where I can learn something. I am on the process of understanding myself and my situation more.

    I would say that I like both of my ideal and my current self. Why? Because I believe that I am on the process of making my “ideal” version as my current version. I am on the process of learning while enjoying my journey into my “ideal” self. I always believe that everything has its own reason. The situation might be not in favor with what you are expecting, but sooner or later, you’ll understand why you’re going through this kind of process.

  207. Balintag, Jhoe Marie B.
    ACT186

    I’ve figured now that I cant just be me around anyone else, anywhere, everyday but can occasionally, at selected places, and with some precious few. Thank goodness, it finally occurred to me. I’m not that terrible being, I’m just selectively awesome but not at all aspects. Most of the time, I experienced hardships as an accounting student. I experienced a lot of breakdowns since I took this path. In spite of not being flexible all the time, there are times that I asked my self whether am I too young or old enough to examine my life… But at the end of the day I also wish I was that girl who’s bold and strong enough to be who she is even with the crowd. I wish I was able to portray myself as I am and blend whatever is best for the situation even if I encounter a lots of failures. I wish I was that girl who wouldn’t listen to the pressures of today. I want myself to make wrong judgements and rise from them. I wish that may everything about me be new for the best this year. For a year, I strive to be better & think it was amazing. This year, I already conquered more and never be terrified of trying. Risks are there to be taken, I just make sure that those are worth it. Also, I always allow God to be there for every step of the way. Perhaps, my ideal self will come true at the perfect time. Perhaps, these ups and downs that I’ve encountered would lead me to my ideal self. Because honestly, these were the best, yet the foundation of my better version.

  208. Micca Ella J. Tuiza
    ACT181
    Our Ideal Self is our version that we would love to be like because that is the society wanted us to be. It differes from different situation depending on how we visualize ourselves from present us to future us.
    My ideal self is a person who can be consistent whenever I perform good and brave enough to stand on my own decision when it comes in defending myself to others rather than just keeping my silence from their judgements. I would like to be a person that my parents and friends would be proud of, I want to live enjoying my life to the fullest not overthinking about everything I did and did not. I want to become a good role model to the youth to todays generation. I know that these all ideal perspective of me about myself can be achieved by a process, and accept the fact that I am not yet done of learning and discovering my inner potentials. I understand that it takes time to achieve all of those.

    If you will ask me on what to choose whether the real or ideal me? I will choose both because I believe that the ideal me is the person that myself today is striving to be like. My ideal me is my inspiration and motivation to become a better person.

  209. ACT183 – Louwie Jay Tago

    We all have our own ideal self. It is something that we want to happen to ourselves because it is something that we admire to be. My Ideal self would be a person who is very talented and someone who can inspire a lot of people. I always wanted to be the person that many people would like, a person that many people will admire me for being me and for the things I’ve done. Comparing it to myself right now I must say that there is no similarities at all. I am person now who is really a jolly person. A person that always think that everything is fun and fine. It is way too far from me now.

    If I have the choice between choosing my Ideal self to my real self. I think for now I am contented for being me. I know and I believe that I will be able to achieve my ideal self, but for today I would stay as me my real self. Because the real me is the person that many people knows me. It is hard just to change for something that you just want but you don’t love. If time comes to be the ideal self, then it is the time. As for now, I would stay as me.

  210. The ideal version of me is I am strong enough to survive. I am strong enough to accept those rejections in life, that I am strong enough to take risks, have courage, confident and be responsible enough to everything. But that is only an idea in my mind, the real me is not that strong, the real me is weak, afraid to everything, not confident enough to face everything and havibg a hard time dealing with everyone. I want the Ideal me, become the real me. For I think that it can help me a lot and help me to improve myself more. I want to experience things that I didn’t do way back then, I want to show to everyone that I can do what they can do. And hopefully, everything will be on me this year.

  211. All of us wants make ourselves better but right now we’re on processing to be a better version of ourselves. I want to become someone that I want, yes, I don’t want to become someone’s dreams for me. Specifically, I want to be a someone who thinks carefully and not do the stupid things, I actually think but sometimes my conclusion was wrong. But me, I always do the same mistakes again and again, i failed, yes, i am sad but i never learned from that mistakes, it is when it comes to relationship.

    Cherry Mae Rose Dickenson
    ACT181

    Sorry sir, late

  212. Every person has its own ideal self that is contrary to their real self. This is because people are not contented or satisfied for what they really are, simply it is because of unlimited wants of people. And that’s why we’ve come up visualizing our ideal self. As far as I know my ideal version of myself is to be talented enough that I could use to pursue my dreams. Specifically, I am talking about the talent in public speaking which refer to the talent of effectively addressing an audience. Whether it is in front of a group of people I already know or a crowd of complete strangers. I want to have that ability to communicate to them with clarity and confidence that would probably inspire them. Since I was a kid, I normally admire people that good at public speaking. I’m amazed how they blown the mind or belief of other people and how they could be an instrument for change. Completely different from my personality, which is a just normal student who is optimistic enough to continue life with happiness and adventure. I’m not good at public speaking that’s why I would like to be an effective public speaker someday. Aside from that before I always seek for someone’s attention because I’ve been bullied when I was in junior high and in our class, I’m no one’s favorite. That’s why before I always pleased others respect and attention. But later on, I visualize my ideal self as a strong person that have her guts to stand for herself. Now, I could say that I just want to have a say in the society and have a life that is living to the fullest but not seeking to be someone’s favorite because somehow, I just want to show my real self. And love by people surrounds me by who I am.

  213. ACT 185

    I think that everyone of us want to be someone who we cant be. Someone that is better than the actual self, someone that everyone likes and someone that will influence and be good to those people surrounding me. I think that my “Ideal Self” is someone who can be liked by everyone, someone who can bring joy and happiness to the people surrounding me. To be a responsible and confident one to each decision in life. To have a very unique characteristic that I only held and use that thing to bring together people. My ideal version of me is really different from who I really am If I can only make it happen then I think that people around me can’t judge or dictate on every action in my life because we all know that everyone has something to say, everyone will always judged our decisions in life and that’s the society we are living at right now.

    If I have the power to choose the Ideal Self over the Real Self, I will still choose my Real Self not just because I like it but it is the self I am living at right now, It’s the one I accepted in my life, it’s the thing that keeps me going day to day. If I choose the Ideal Self I think that I wont have the things I have right now, I wont accomplish things I have succeeded in my life and I wont have friends that will stay by my side and I wont have the life I have right now. Choosing the one you like versus the one who you really are is not a matter of choice but a matter of knowing where you will be comfortable, where you will unlock and show your potential and where you will be your self that you want to show and like by everyone.

  214. All of us have the ideal version of ourselves. Of course we do not want to stay the same as who we are today. We always think that we have something that we can still enhance. That is why we tend to think of our ideal self to be able for us to come up with who we really want to be. If I would to describe the ideal version of myself, it would be a kind of person that has the courage to take risks like doing the things that will really make her happy in spite of the consequences that she may face, a person who is confident that she can be what she wants to be and who believes in herself that she is able to achieve the goals that she have set because of hardwork and determination. I want to be the ideal version of myself to be the real me because the characteristics that I want to have will improve my attitude towards life and by this, I will learn more how to deal with challenges in life. Also, I think that having the ability to achieve the ideal version of myself will not only make me better but also will bring out the best person I can be.

    ACT183

  215. I dreamed about my self in the future that i will be successful. We all want to be like that. If you want to be the one that you are in your dream you have to know what you truly want so that you will get what you want. And you have to be your real self to be happy. There’s no wrong in dreaming. Just be your real self and enjoy yourlife. And of course put God first before anything else

  216. ACT 183

    At most probably my ideal self would be my perfect me. A concept of life living in a dream, where no mistakes were made, where no regrets felt, where no doubts figured and where happiness is always present. The ideal self of mine is very different from me now. As I am living with reality and not with the dream that I am dreaming about. I made mistakes when I shouldn’t have, I felt many regrets because of wrong actions, I am still in a doubt in where I really want to go and in reality happiness just doesn’t show up always. I don’t want my ideal me to be replaced by my real me because it will never be me without all my real faults and errors in life.

  217. My ideal self is far from what my real self is. I am not confident on stepping out of my box, afraid to be different, afraid of being rejected. In contrast to my real self, my ideal self is being confident in stepping up, not being afraid to different as long as I am doing the right thing, and not afraid of being rejected as long as I did my best to approach the person that is in need. I would want to be my ideal self rather than my real self because as a part of the calling of the Lord, I need to be someone who is not afraid on speaking up, being rejected and do not easily give up.

    ACT185

  218. David San Jose ACT185
    As an individual I have my own version of myself, and I can say that I’m happy with who I am now. But if you ask me what is my ideal version or what I want to be, maybe I want to be a serious and mysterios guy that every people that I will meet will be curious at my personality. And I want to be a person who is good at singing and dancing, I don’t know but I want people to appreciate me when I’m performing. I want to showcase my talent to all my friends and to all people who knows me.

    And that’s all I want to be in my ideal self but if you ask me if I want this, I can proudly say that No, because I’m contented and happy with who I am now. And I learn to accept and love my personality because this petsonality brought me where I am now and I’m happy what I achieved now and what I can achieve in the future. And one thing why I like my personality is because my family and friends accept me with this kind of personality.

  219. ACT 186
    If I am going to describe my ideal self, I would say that I want to be a person who take all things positively, I want to be those who are free to do their own things, without any hesitation or those who have talents in different aspects. What I fancy the most was a person who is healthy enough to do things that will make him/her the happiest person alive. This ideal self is very different from my real self. I don’t take all things positively, I always overthink and that’s what I dislike the most about me, even the little things that I did or someone did to me that doesn’t really matter keeps me thinking overnight. And I am not free to do things on my own, I always have to consult my parents before doing anything that’s why sometimes I tend to do something that isn’t really in their will. Lastly, I am not that healthy to do a lot of things, to do things that I really want. There are a lot of things that I should work on myself yet I still love what I am. I know that there is a right time for everything, and I would be able to do a lot of things when it comes.

  220. All of us has ideal version of ourself and the way we handle it. My ideal version is an everyday routine that I must show to other people in my surroundings in order for them to see that Im a strong person and to accept me . I need to be happy and joyful even-though not . I need to pretend that i’m strong for every circumstances that I’ve encounter. Those ideal self of mine has a huge differences with my real self . Literally, Im a weak person who’s always affected on words that they throwing to me.

    I want my real self more than my ideal self because I wanted to feel the acceptance of other people not in my ideal self but in the real self. It is more comfortable when the people in my surroundings accept me for who I really am and not for the pretending one .

  221. Kim Jaira A. Dagan — ACT186

    Hopeless Glimmer

    It was not as easy as pie,
    For she was drowned in a sea,
    a sea of broken glasses,
    With the touch of the wave her skin bleeds,
    For she once bare her heart,
    Only to bear the brunt,
    Shredded with a poisonous apple,
    Beside herself she comes apart at the seams.

    But then she saw the moon,
    That made her swim though she doesn’t know how to,
    Cause every cloud has a silver lining she tried,
    So she tailored the blood as her blanket againts the cold,
    Through the moonlight it turns gold,
    And there she breaks the sea itself,
    Taking it as she cross the way under the starry night,
    Between the devil and the deep blue sea,
    She chose both and take them with her.

  222. I believe that my Ideal self is not that ideal with some one else. It is simple and can classify as real self. The ideal me, is being good in singing and playing musical instruments. It’s because music hate me and even if I try my best to study it, I still can’t learn it. I also want to be physically fit and sporty. The one who’s not afraid in ball, so I can play volleyball, the one who can swim and can do push ups and curl ups. Moreover, I want my ideal self to have a high self confidence, because that is what my real self don’t have. The real Ricki Mae can’t stand in front of many people.

    If I will be given a chance to choose if who I’m going to be. I will still choose being my real self, because this real me is passionate with the things I have and I believe that this version of my self is the one that my family and loved ones like. This real me is the one they enjoy accompany with, and enjoy being with.

  223. ACT186
    – My ideal version of myself is that I want to be just like the others who have the self confidence with what are they capable of doing. I’m dreaming that I have also the talent of singing and dancing. I wanted to be just like the others who have the abilities of being a talented person. I wish I was them. I can’t deny the fact that I have insecurities in myself. I wish that I have a complete family like others.
    But for me I like what I am now. I am contented of what I can do and what I am capable of doing. I am contented of what God has given me. So for me I like the real version of myself.

  224. My little me always has this ideal self on what life she wanted to live. When I was a kid, I wanted myself to be talented in arts, and to be this girl whose not afraid to tell what she always wanted. Since, being a kid you’re always seeking for other’s attention that’s why I looked up to have this kind of self. As I grew up, I had doubts on not having this kind of self maybe because there’s a lot of what ifs come through my mind. But then I realized that my real self would be better because I wouldn’t be where I am today if I don’t have this kind of self, also it made me realize that other’s attention is not important when growing up.

  225. We all have this so-called “Dream self” which is close to being Ms/Mr. Perfect. My Dream Self is a woman who is more matured in terms of physical, mental, social and emotional aspects. A woman who is much independent, can carry herself with so much confidence, doing bravely her true passions whatever cost it may takes, optimistic in all things, and not afraid to take risks. A woman who is much prettier, sexy, tall and less of flaws. A woman who has a lot of talents, can sing, dance, play different instruments, dive in a deep ocean, intelligent, and many more. A woman who can advocate what she believes in and can bring the best in many people.
    Obviously, my Dream Self is way far different from who really I am today. I am just a simple and average woman. I am trying to be matured and independent but I can’t do it all times. I can’t pursue all my passions because there are things that are at stake and I am not brave enough to compromise. I am not that beautiful to pass the standard of society. I have less talents, and I am not outstanding in any thing. I don’t have courage to step-in in the world and to many people.
    It is easy to love and choose my Dream self over my Real Self, but I am still choosing the Real me, anyway. I may have a lot of flaws and imperfections but that is a truth which I need to accept and appreciate. I must do it in order for me to live peacefully and happily. I know I can’t be my Dream Self but I have the ability to be close to that. And even though, I am not perfect and lovable like my dream self, there are still a lot of people who choose and love me for who I am today, and I am beyond thankful for that.

  226. Kiara Nicole Llanes ACT184

    My ideal version of myself is that I have the confidence, the intelligence and the capacity to heal other people. I wish I have the confidence to stand up for myself, to make me believe for what I can do and to show the best out of me to everybody. I do hope to have the intelligence so I can fulfill my dreams, give my parents the honor they deserve and make them the proudest parents of all times. Also, I wanted to help the people who is incapable of going to school so that when the time comes they can able to raise not just themselves but their family as well in poverty. And last but not the lease is the capacity to heal other people. Back when I was a child, I wish that I can able to help those in need especially when it comes to their illness because admit it or not a lot people arent able to provide their needs of maintaining their health and I know how it is hard to go in a public hospital and cant even demand for what you need. I hope I have thd capacity to heal other people so that they will not have those sleepless nights to think on how they can able to escape those kind of illness.

  227. Ideal? There are so many quation that you can hang on this one word, but if Im use this to myself the word ideal, what should I get?

    Reflecting through this, and putting myself in ideal way that I want. I think everybody wants to be the better one on what they are up in this moment but if Im able to discuss it, I guess I want to be stronger like they think, more intelligent like they think, couragous like they think,
    optimist like they think,
    more mobile like they think,
    resilliant like they think,
    affectionate like what they can’t see, trying hard like what they can’t see, beauty like what they can’t see and faithful to what I can see. For this things is really I wanted to be or we can say the ideal that Im strive to be everyday for the moment the I knew who’s really inside me. Im half way there but I don’t know when it can be.

    Cause this ideal things for me it can help me more to survive this cruel world. And I want to be better to be able to used that on the future, and I think when I achieve this I can also help not just myself but other people as me thr better version of myself.

    Reina Meneses- ACT 185

  228. She’s a head-turner woman who walks sexily and wears anything fashionably. Even without wearing a makeup you’ll definitely classify her as the most beautiful woman alive in the universe. The way she blinks, smile and look is intense enough to shake your heart because beauty is not just she has, she also bears a wonderful heart that touch others life. She is rich so it is easy for her to help others in need. She is also cool because aside from being a beauty queen and supermodel she can be the hottest F1 racer. She has everything from looks, wealth, love and attention that most of the woman dreamed off.
    Well, how I wish to be that woman, the ideal version of me that only me can see and think of. I’d rather live for who I am—it is by being practical because instead of having real friends I’ll definitely attract people who only needs fame. If I’m rich I won’t be able to experience the real battle here in this earth. I’ll be dependent on the money I have and won’t be adventurous as who I am today.
    -ACT186

  229. I always want to be confident and a sociable person, that’s my ideal self. I always wish to be like the others who can be confident about anything because my real self is always struggling to face new people or even the crowd, I’m literally afraid of the people and I always want to be alone. But do I want my ideal self than my real self? Yes and no, yes because I want to improve myself and that’s what I always wanted but at the same time I don’t also want to change because I made friends even tho I don’t do socializing and I could say that my friends are the best people that I could ever have for they bring out the best in me.

    ACT183

  230. We shouldn’t expect things are perfect. We should always think about the reality because if perfection is all that we want then we will surely end up hurting ourselves.

  231. Each one of us has an ideal version of ourselves. Which we dream to be or what we like to be. For me I always dream of being a role model to each youth in the society, having enough confidence in everything I do, and have a courage to influence everyone to do good deeds. Yet in reality I can’t be like that, because I can’t be a role model in every youth because I don’t have a confidence and courage do that. Also I’am just a simple college student that do what she asked her to do.

    Would I want to be the my Ideal self more than my real self?, No, I will always choose what I’am. Yes I always dream to be my ideal self but I’am god’s servant, and I will always be glad to accept and embrace what God have made in me and that is having a good heart, being kind to other people, and always put him in the top of my priorities and heart. Furthermore He created me to be what I should become, not to be what I want to become. Yes I’m the one who create my own path, yet he is the one that knows which path should I choose.

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