Each day brings a gift, a gift of choice or free will.
Each millisecond we always have a choice in what life brings us. The choice to give self or receive self. This is called self love. Do we help or hurt self? It is a choice only self can make.
In each culture around the world, we all have social norms. But, our choices create individuality. We all have a choice to go with the flow or we have a choice to stand out as an individual. As many of us know, there are too many that choose to be in the fear of standing out. So, there are many that hide their own true gifts.
When a person hides their own true gifts, they are in turn hurting their own self. Time will in turn give us what we want, that is the nature of the universe, called Universal law. On the other hand, when a person chooses to be good to their own self and follow their own heart; they are creating karmic credit. We can lie to others but we can never lie to our own self.
A person can only love others when self has learned to love self. Do good and it comes back 10 times.