Friday, August 30, 2013

Who am I?

I have a problem when people say,
"I don't even know who I am."

Honey,
it may feel that way.

But you really do know.

It's as easy to know
as knowing whether you like country music or not.

You've lived with yourself
for your whole life.
You know yourself.

You don't need to worry so much
about categorizing yourself
or defining yourself.

As a wise high school teacher once said,
"All you gotta do is live."

You're already you,
whether or not you think you know who that is.

I don't think there's some grand secret to discover,
unless it's that God loves you.

You can try and be
a better version of you,
but you should still try and be you--
the you that you are
when you're not thinking so hard
about not knowing who you are.

And if some days you like country music,
and some days you don't,
that's okay.

A little internal inconsistency
will not destroy
the framework of your identity.

Just be you,
and like it.

Because the you that you really are
is worthwhile.

Not because you're the center of the universe,
but because
to be human
is to be worthwhile.

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