“Does the light of a lamp shine and keep its glow until its fuel is spent? Why shouldn’t your truth, justice, and self-control shine until you are extinguished?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
Is there a right time to be yourself? How often do we constrain our inner selves and deny our own needs? Have you ever held back from speaking out about untruths and injustice, and then wrestled with your conscience afterwards? While learning to manage your emotions takes time, whatever you experience emotionally will be worth it, if you are living your life true to your values.