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than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
better to represent yourself honestly and accept yourself for who you are than bend to the whims of other people's judgemental nature?
is the language of pretension and self-agrandissement
That quote is on my facebook.
By saying that, you've removed all doubt.
but then you're basically denying any notion of 'self', which, given you can only really relate to outside sensory experiences as to how it relates to you, seems a bit daft. You have an opinion of 'who you are' because, whether you like it or not, you will always try to portray yourself in a certain way and have an opinion of what your personality represents. I'm not suggesting that 'who you are' is a finite and unchangeable thing but that self-awareness and the ability to acknowledge your own faults is surely a good thing?