How are you…you?
What if you woke up one day and found someone had stolen your identity? How could you prove you were who you say you are? What truly makes you…you?
Yes, sounds familiar. If you’ve seen Unknown, the scenario reminds you of this.
But think about it. How would you describe yourself? Don’t think professionally, so no CV references and all that. Think adjectives. What makes you stand out from the crowd? How are you different from every other person on this planet?
Whether we like it or not, we are different because of what we experience, but more so, because of what we feel.
We may not want to pose this question – of what makes you you – to other people, out of fear of what they may say. Some people worry about what others think of them. What they truly and sincerely believe, not merely what they show. Because all of us have an opinion about others. It is formed from the very first time we meet the other person and it evolves according to the development of our relationship.
So, others can speak of you, even if you don’t want to.
But how do you describe yourself? And not in that narcissistic sense where you see everything on you as close to perfect.
What distinguishes you? What makes you worth the meet?
And deeper of all – how would you defend yourself against someone who had stolen your identity?
“We live in a world full of people who are satisfied with pretending to be someone they are not” – Tommy Tran
“Unless we base our sense of identity upon the truth of who we are, it is impossible to attain true happiness” – Brenda Shoshanna