The other day I had a moment where I sat back and wondered who I actually am at my very core. We all influence each other in some way or another. Whether it’s our words, actions, clothes, TV shows, music… every part of who we are is a mirror image of some small part of someone else.
There are many times when I’m hanging out with one person or a group of people so many times that I start to morph into who they are with little habits and wants and needs and desires. That’s when I start to wonder, am I being myself?
I used to hate myself for many years, not really fully comprehending the backlash. I would constantly need to be around people because I didn’t like or understand the person I was when I was alone. I could count that time as wasted, but I believe that that part of my life is what makes up a huge part of who I am now. I’m more humble and understanding now, and I genuinely love myself (in a not conceited true love kind of way).
Is who we are decided as we are blooming in the womb (haha)?? Or is it ultimately decided by who WE decide to become?
I think it’s both. We are who we are for some crazy reason with a mixture of influence from our environment and our core tendencies. And as for where we end up, that choice is ours. I can’t stand it when people blame their parents, their job, their friends, their boyfriend/girlfriend….it is never too late to change your life. And if something in your environment can’t change, then your attitude needs to change.
Ultimately, who we are is who we decide to be. Life is all about perspective – it shapes us and creates us into a more beautiful, thoughtful society.
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Till next time,