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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list
Today’s Question : Beyond the titles that others have given you, who are you?
‘You are not someone else’s opinion of you.’ That’s extremely important to remember, and sometimes, difficult to believe. But here’s the thing : We have all lived full lives. We have been with ourselves walking in our own shoes since the moment we were born, and what’s so unique about that is that not a single person in your life no matter how close to them you may be, has ever experienced the things you’ve experienced in the exact ways that you have experienced them. If you were a pie (give me a moment to explain, lol) you are whole. You are a whole person (or, pie,) but everyone around you has only sees certain parts of you, certain aspects, certain slices, if you will. And even then, they may see them differently. We’re going to clash with people, we’re going to butt heads, and we’re going to run across people who just plain don’t like us for a myriad of different reasons. That’s fine. We don’t have to like others, and they don’t have to like us, but someone not liking you does NOT define who you are. It only defines their experience of you.
My point here is that the question above isn’t even worded correctly in my opinion, because who we are doesn’t just go beyond what titles others have given us, but those titles are completely irrelevant to the truth in the first place.
We are the only ones who know the depths of our own actions, emotions, and choices.
Who am I? I am imperfect. I am a person who was not gifted with resilience, I take a long time to process being hurt. I feel things very deeply. I’m empathic, I’m very sensitive to the smallest vibes of the people around me so I have to carefully choose my environments and the people I spend time around in order to keep my stress level manageable.
I’m an animal-lover. I’m an author. I’m an introvert. I’m wordy.
No words or labels or titles could ever describe who I am, only various aspects of me. We are all complicated beings. I’m just a person in the masses doing the best I can with the life that was handed to me.