It seems like those who have read Dual Threat Love thus far love to hate Ace. Now, I can see where they are coming from. He is pushy, arrogant, self-centered, and has a one-track mind. However, Ace is by far my favorite character for the simple fact that he knows who he is and never tried to be anyone else. Ace knows himself, accepts who he is, and can’t care less about anyone’s opinion of him.
Call it arrogance or ignorance, but isn’t knowing oneself and accepting oneself with all your beautiful shortcomings the highest form of maturity one can achieve?
Be who you are.
I’ve just recently realized that I am a walking contradiction. I’m an introvert and an extrovert. I hold some ideologies that are very progressive and others that are conservative. I never belong to any specific group. I like being around people as much as I like being by myself. Back in my school days, I was that girl who would eat breakfast with the popular kids, eat lunch with the nerds, and feel comfortable around both groups. Atypical? I know and it’s okay.
Society might tell you to be you and yet it expects the version of you that it deems acceptable. While societal wisdom tells us to find our niche and excel, I say find your beautifully flawed self, accept who you are while working on what will make you happy, and walk in your truth.
P.S. I’m not a psychologist, life coach, therapist, or philosopher. I’m a 5’0 feet woman who had recently accepted that I will never be 5’5 even in my high heels.