Do You Know You?
When strangers meet
When you talk with strangers, you make beautiful and surprising interruptions in the expected narrative of your daily life. You shift perspective. You form momentary, meaningful connections. You find questions whose answers you thought you knew.
Kio Stark – Author & TED Presenter
Today is your lucky day
Imagine you’re walking down a crowded street when somebody you’ve always wanted to meet bumps right into you.
Maybe it’s somebody famous.
Or it’s somebody you’ve always been too shy to approach.
Here’s your chance to finally meet them.
All you have to do is introduce yourself.
I wasn’t looking where I was going.
I can’t believe my luck!
But, I could’ver hurt you.
Today’s my lucky day.
Because I’ve always wanted to meet you.
Oh, really – Who are you?
I’m (your name).
Nice to meet you (your name).
But please tell me more…
Who are you?
I’m from (insert your home town).
And, I’m a (your profession).
That’s all nice, but…
Who are you, really?
Lost for words.
You pause for a second.
Frantically thinking where to begin.
Thinking to yourself – Who am I?
The real you
You are so much more than:
- A name
- The people you know and the identity that they wish upon you.
The real you is your unique mix of attitude, interests, hopes, dreams, principles, and purpose. They are you, and you are them.
So who are you really?
Do you know you?
I would like to think that I know who I am.
But to be honest, I don’t know how I would go about describing the real me to myself, let alone to you.
Sure, I could tell you a lot ABOUT ME like where I come from, my interests, my education, and my job.
But to introduce to you my attitude, hopes, dreams, principles, and purpose in a meaningful way is not so easy.
I rough ideas about who I think I am. But I’m lost for words when it comes to describing the real me.
That’s why I’ve decided to write this post. To introduce a series of posts about my attitude, values, and principles.
I want to make the time. And to make a serious effort to contemplate the real me.
An unconsidered life is not one worth living.
Socrates – Greek philosopher and first moral philosopher of Western ethical tradition of thought
Because if I don’t know myself now – How can I expect to understand my purpose, learn how to best serve others, and grow into the better person I wish to be?
SHARING IS CARING!