Who Are We?

Here’s another year old draft, because I’ve been figuring all of this out still. It’s ironic how this all connects now…

In life there are many times when we have to figure things out. You have to figure out your favorite color so you can tell all your classmates. You have to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. You have to figure out what you want to wear on your own once you reach a certain age. And then you have to figure out what you’re going to do with the rest of your life. Sound simple? Sort of…

All of these things contribute to a sort of system to lead you on the path of having a successful life – or at least that’s what the teachers, professors, and parents will tell you. However, somewhere along the line things can get confusing and you start to wonder; what is my favorite color? What do I really want to be when I grow up? Do these clothes really make me feel comfortable? These are all petty examples of some larger more serious notion of not knowing who you truly are.

I think everyone must go through this at some point in their life. Perhaps they go through it when they’re young and have everything “figured out”, but let’s not forget those in mid-life and quarter-life crisis moments. Whether you’re going through a weird phase or just simply feel lost, it’s perfectly fine to go through all the identity issues. Our surroundings, our environments, and our relationships all have an impact on this. Going through a big move and find yourself not wanting the same things as you once did? Well there’s fantastic news – you can change however you want. 

Want to be into heavy metal and wear bright pink? You go. Feel the urge to become the ultimate outdoorsy person? Power to you. Love your office job and watching sitcoms at home with your dog? Right on. We’re all just trying to figure this life out.

Now pass the remote, Friends is on channel 36.


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