Exploring who we are

FDMattioli (@fdmattioli) 8 years, 5 months ago

Who am I?
Everybody changes. We change our clothes, our hair, even our personalities but the most important change you’ll ever make is a change in your perspective. If somebody asked me who I am, I’d tell them i’m one living being among many trying to get by as best as I can. I’m a harmonizer, I bring others together. But then I realized after digging deeper that the track goes both ways, as I can just as easily break others apart. It’s important to know these things about yourself. Everybody wants to know ‘who they are’ but how many people really sit down and figure that out? You are constantly staring yourself in the face every time you look into the eyes of another, how you react when your eyes meet with the world can tell you what you’re here for, what you’re meant to be.

In the eyes of my peers:
i’m a 22 year old male born in Buffalo, NY
I’m of ‘superior intelligence’ Not quite a genius, but more in touch than the average person.
I am a college student, and not a very good one
I’m an investor (both in funds and in knowledge)
I’m a manager at McDonald’s

The way I see myself compared to how the world sees me are two completely different things.

I’d like to know how some of you see yourselves. I want to know ‘who you are’ in comparison to how the world sees you

November 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Alfieee (2) (@blowmyleaves) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

@fdmattioli, hahahha, this is a funny one.

After spending my entire life observing others and myself, I decided I was special…different, but in the best way. Then I began realizing that actually I’m really not all that great, and there isn’t any substance to me. I tell myself that the way I portray myself to others is all an act, even more so than the fakeness of other people. And then I think that no, I’m not acting. Because to act, you have to be covering something up, giving the impression of something else…but there is nothing else to me.

I am me, but what is me? I’m less ‘me’ than other people are ‘me’s.

There’s no grin behind the mask, no sadness behind the tears. I don’t know myself at all. I don’t know what makes me tick. All I know is that I’ll be regretting all of this, some time or another. Even my fantasies aren’t of me living the life.

There’s not really much else to say.
-takes bow-

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FDMattioli (0) (@fdmattioli) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

@blowmyleaves,

That was very well put! Can’t say it sounds like a pleasant experience to me, but that is not my life to live. That’s the beauty of it. It definitely sounds like in a way you have absolutely discovered who you are. Has this realization improved your life at all? or is it as literal as it sounds? lol

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