I Just Need to Be Myself 

Narconon Balkan graduate
Narconon Balkan student—G. SH.

My success on the course Overcoming Ups & Downs in Life is that I learned why various things didn’t go well in my life and that there is a specific reason why that was the case. I started to see the actions of the people, not just their words and then to see the reasons why they do the things they do.

Learning this information, I gained a lot of self-esteem. I learned that there are two types of personalities, social and anti-social. From this, I am more responsible and more careful of what kind of people I will allow to be near me and near my family. From the practical assignment of the course, I managed to see the truth, by myself, and to accept it as it is, not as I wanted “it” to be. I see that my family was right for protecting me in the past, but, at the time, I didn’t believe in them. When I handled all my past dealing with my family, I thanked them and acknowledged for what they did, with that action I also gained more self-respect. In the same way, the people who were bad for my health, I threw them out of my life. Now, I am more satisfied with myself because I chose the right thing, to protect myself and my loved ones.

Overcoming Ups & Downs in Life

I chose my life to be the first priority instead of some stupid feelings that are not real, but, that I was taking as real because of the drugs. I learned that the truth is more important than the false emotions and relationships between people who don’t contribute to progress and happy living. I understood that I was naïve, that I used to believe in words that sounded sweet and I wanted them to be true and because of that I neglected the actions of the people who said these things, and couldn’t notice what kind of people they really were.

I found out that I don’t need to change myself to be accepted by everyone, but that I need to change so that I can be the best version of myself, to act with goodness to myself and to help others. I shouldn’t believe in the people who want to hurt me, I just need to be myself. I am happy that I found this out about myself, even though all human beings are basically born good, those who pick the truth are different from the others. 

Student at Narconon Balkan - G.SH.


Narconon Balkan