In your own eyes, in your own mind, do you really know who you are?
Can you define, in short and simple sentences, who you believe you may be?
We can agree on one thing for certain, we are human.
We share the same physiological and biological state (some having slight differences due to age, state of mind, abuse, living conditions, etc), but more or less, we have some basics in common: the same digestive, respiratory, nerve and reproductive systems. (Of course the reproductive system differs from males to females – just in case of any smart comment!).
We also have minimum universal requirements: the need to eat, breathe, drink and sleep.
On a deeper level though, who are we?
I mean are we good or bad? Are we kind or mean? Are we caring or careless? Useful or useless?
It is said that two things make us who we are: memories (resulting from past experiences) and secrets (those we bury deep inside).
I can’t really agree!
Notice one thing: both memories and secrets involve one or more external others. Thus, if the influence of that other was negative, does that condemn us to a different definition of who we are?
Realistically, I know how much we give attention to what others think of us while ignoring our own beliefs and values in order to “go with the flow” and not be misjudged. We usually choose to join ‘em when we can not find a way to convince them or beat ‘em!
Ideally, at some point of our lives, we do reach to an understanding with our own selves; we get a fair definition of our essence. But the question is, when does that point come around? And would it ever be too late?