There is no person on this earth that you need to get to know more than…yourself.
Especially as you get older and change. And you should be changing, all the time, as you age.
Every day we encounter new things, new ideas and people and new experiences.
This will change you–at least it should.
Your basic personality, of course, stays pretty similar day to day and year after year, but you are never the same person you were yesterday.
If you strive to be the same person or worse portray to the world that you are the same person year in and year out, then you are not growing.
Worse, you know yourself but you are unwilling to show the world who you really are because it may not be who others want you to be.
So you need to get to know yourself and you need to learn how to share who you are with others.
Now, that does not mean that you behave badly, are inconsiderate of others and just expect people to deal with you whether they like it or not.
But it does mean you need to associate with people that are similar to you and like minded.
For example, if you are a kind and generous person you will not want to be with people who are the opposite– always taking advantage of your generosity.
If you are an honest and moral person, people who are not are going to rub you the wrong way. Why aggravate yourself?
Let those people spend time with each other since they share the same values–or lack there of.
You are a reflection of those you spend the most time with…and if you know yourself you will be better able to choose people that will build you up and not try to tear you down.
Those people–I guarantee–know themselves and they do not like who they have become, so they spend their time trying to bring others down to their miserable existence.
As we grow and change and get older it is okay to let go of people in your life that do not serve to add to your happiness.
Wish them well and move on. Don’t worry about what they have to say about you and let it go.
Getting to know yourself means you are comfortable with who you are, in your own skin and that will help you be happier. After all, wherever you go, that’s where you’ll be.