Self View

The true journey to the Self begins once we ask the question “who am I?”, for this sparks a lifetime of curiosities that leads to experiences in which we begin to define how we carry ourselves and respond to the world around us. Around the age of two, children form the ability to identify themselves from their surroundings giving the first sense of self. During the stage of autonomy children begin to understand that they have the power to make their own choices that the struggle of will comes into play. Additionally, the development of language allows us to have a conception of past, present and future. At a young age we learn to express ourselves through grammar instead of purely absorbing and reacting to our environment. As we reach adolescence the real struggle commences as other various physical, mental and emotional aspects of the self blossom. We start to define ourselves sexually, and learn how to intimately share our energy with others.

Then the next big question arises, “what do I want to do with my life?” Well as I see it this is the most beautiful part of self-discovery. This is a time where we become self-sustaining, responsible, aware adults that are “contributing members of society”. This may sound rigid and boring, but to me being adult means having a self-defintion that is built on personal laws and values that govern how you live and what motivates you to live this life. I believe in an exitential self view that describes, life has no meaning until you give it meaning. In other words, YOU are the writer of your own story, YOU control how to respond to this world, and only YOU are in charge of defining who you are!

So, who are you?…


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