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 thoughts on “Who are you?

  1. 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. 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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