In this famous quote by Coco Chanel a slap in the face is given to all of those people who are living as someone they are not, instead of living in an effort to mean something to the world. Those who live to be someone they are not, only live as a copy of another person or of another ideal person, instead of being that original that is worth much more.
Being of value to this world means living as one’s self, and using one’s own mind, one’s own dreams, goals, and determination in order to produce an effect on this world yet to be seen, and that will remain for long periods of time and hopefully will remain on earth as a legacy even when a persons soul has passed. In order to leave a big mark on this world we must live our lives as our selves, and only ourselves.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. -Coco Chanel