8. Who are we?
This week, I thought I’ll post an introspective blog and asking random but deep questions. So, let’s begin with, “How well do you know yourself”? Do you ask other people what they think you are? Do you ask yourself? When do you ask yourself such questions? Do you base it on how you acted in one particular situation? Do you base it on you acted when you were a part of a group? Do you base it on how you think on a regular basis?
If I were to ask you to describe yourself in three words, yes would come up with an answer (which is kind of obvious) but, why did you come up with those three words in particular? How did you choose those three words? What situations did you think of, which made you act the way you did, which made you invariably choose those three words? Why those three words and not any other adjective?
If someone asks me even the simple questions like which band do you like the most, or what’s your favourite dish, I find it hard to answer, because I can’t choose. Sometimes I act like a total introvert and sometimes I make decisions that a so called “extrovert” may take. Some days, I have chicken all day, but there are days where I want to eat nothing but veg food and then there are days where I just fill my stomach up with junk food. Sometimes, I just label myself confused because I can’t think of answer when someone asks me something about myself. My entire choice-selection is based on the situation I am in and my mood. Or maybe, I’m confused. Maybe I don’t know what I like.
So what am I? Am I just a lost and confused soul? But, isn’t everybody trying to figure out what and who they are? Can you name one person who has figured life out properly? If the answer is no, then what is the purpose of life? Is it just to leave a mark and reproduce? Yes, we talk about Tolstoy or Gandhi or Hitler or Steve Jobs. But what are we doing by learning about what happened in history and why are we so bent upon making this world a better place for the next generation? In the end, we all die. So, what is the purpose?
Maybe it is not about figuring out who you are, but just doing the things you want to do. Sometimes, (this may sound bad) I try to think about what goes in the minds of people who kill others or rape others or cheat others. In the end, is it all about doing whatever you please? What is good for me may be bad for you. Is it all about perspective? Killing someone is okay for you but it’s not okay for me? So, if good and bad is all about perspective, then how do rules and laws and acts and treaties come into the picture?
Don’t get me wrong, questions like these don’t give me anxiety. It’s just that these questions make me think, and I love questions that make me think. I do not have the answers to any of the questions I have asked above. Maybe I’ll never know. Maybe no one will ever know. Share your thoughts in the comment section below. See ya’ll, next Sunday.