Who are you?

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.” – Martha Grimes

Who are you? What defines you as a person? What qualities do you possess? But what about flaws? What do you want most in life? What are you afraid of the most?

If only it were so simple to answer those questions. A person is the sum total of all his experiences until the present moment. Experiences and reactions to those experiences. Not only the story, but the change that accompanied said story.

What I’m really trying to say is that we change. We become more and more what the world wants us to be, or we become more and more who we want to be. Either way, we change.

But I strenuously believe that we must set our own course, that we must aspire to be the kind of person we’d love to meet, even though it’s no easy task.

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7 comments on “Who are you?

  1. Mils says:

    I read some while ago that we are only free when the person we are is the person we would like to meet. Your post today is apposite, and timely – for me in particular, but I am sure for many many people too.

  2. Miriam says:

    Oh I love your last line “aspire to be the kind of person we’d love to meet”. Yes, I hope to.

  3. charlypriest says:

    The last part was the important won, when you basically sais we set our own course.That is it.

  4. I love your last statement. I would like to add it to my book of quotes and will give you due credit! The hope is that we all strive to be better as we get older. A thought-provoking and encouraging post!

  5. Yes! No easy task indeed, even with heavy chains

  6. Life can’t be controlled but its true one should not afraid of taking risks.One would either become the person he adored or the one he loathe..All depends on how we perceive.

  7. I believe that a person is “the sum total of all the experiences, up to the present moment”.
    What a person have experienced in life could determine the behaviour and attitude in such a situation.
    This is also the maker of a personality attribute.
    Interesting idea.

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