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AT WHAT POINT DO WE BECOME HONEST WITH OURSELVES ENOUGH TO SAY...SIS, I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM? AND WILL WE STOP HOLDING THAT AGAINST EACH OTHER??
Growing up we often hear that we should be ourselves. “Be you, be yourself”, rains like echoes of our ancestors through the halls of life. It’s as if that’s the majestic key that opens all of the doors that were once locked or closed from us. Be me, that’s all I have to do and life can be that much simple and peaceful? However, what they fell to tell us is how? How can you be something that you don’t know or still getting to know?
So often people forget that this life thing is a journey and knowing yourself is a quest that has all of these different twist and turns. Some of us are more fortunate than others because we already have a sense of seeking and questioning ourselves. Like, “why do I do this?”; “what makes me act this way?” or “why do I believe in this…do I believe in this?” As crazy as it may seem, those questions gives you the liberty to start a path in a direction all on your own.
I remember I would cross paths with people that, to me, came across disingenuous and unauthentic and I was judgmental towards them. My thought process would be confused on why is this person trying so hard to be something that they aren’t? Why live a life being uncomfortable being something that isn’t you? However, I never considered the fact that maybe they’re doing the best they can. I had to take in the fact that you don’t come into this world with a certainty of oneself and you’re trying to figure it out the best way you can. So with that being said, sometimes it may be a survival of the fittest approach that takes place.