Staying true to yourself is acknowledging who you are, knowing what your body needs, knowing what you need to thrive and be present and not letting peer pressures make you do things you'll later regret.
What if we started out believing we are acceptable and can best contribute to society first by being our true self? If either we don't know or ignore what we have been given, we disconnect from our source of strength -- our uniqueness.
Many people are challenged in their ability to be honest when it comes to saying what they really think to others. They are conflicted between what they really think, and their desire to not risk disapproval.