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BE YOURSELF—BE PERFECT!

From the November 1965 issue of The Christian Science Journal


OFTEN when a person, either through ignorance, apathy, or human will, is acting contrary to what is his normal behavior, someone will say, "Be yourself!" But what is this self that one is expected to be? Is it material or spiritual? The standard of normal human behavior differs throughout the world according to custom and education, and it is usually based on a material sense of self. However, there is but one real standard of selfhood for everyone, and it is spiritual.