Who am I?
Who are you? Who am I? Those are the two most common questions individuals in our society think to themselves, as they answer the most prominent questions of validation and acceptance of whichever community they try to pursue in their later years. In this way, we always answer the question of who we are as individuals, consistently changing the reply each and every day.
With that, I ask myself: who am I?
To answer such a question, I would have to share my most obvious characteristic, which would be my extroverted and social personality. I regard myself as a chameleon, being able to adapt in various situations and groups and still be completely myself while enjoying the variety of new friends.
To answer that question in another aspect, individuals must realize the antonym of their characteristic and contemplate the opposite of their being. Thus, there comes the needed exploration of which trait I most deplore in others: close-mindedness. Having had the blessing to be able to travel all over the world, I have seen different societies and individuals brought up in different cultures and beliefs, which made me truly open my mind in the acceptance of any virtue. With my life experience, I truly believe that we have the capabilities to accept everyone and anyone of any experience and background, regardless of the hand they were dealt with.
To be able to understand me, one must also understand my fears. Although I do hold many personal frights, I believe that one that stands out is my fear of self-failure. Being a person of many dreams, I have always held myself to a future vision and standard of myself, and that has brought on my fear of failure.
No one is perfect, though one can construct a validating excuse for alleged inexcusable actions. With that, a question can be asked as to which occasions are acceptable for individuals to lie. As for me, I believe that people care about your intentions of good and bad whether or not the statements spoken are true or false. I believe lying is most beneficial when the lie itself is not selfish, and so I can agree that lying is acceptable when the intentions are pure.
Another last factor to consider as to who an individual is is to also question who the individual is not. With this aspect, one must ask themselves what would be one thing to change about myself. In my own life story, I believe that one thing I would like to change about myself is my lack of confidence in myself and my deeds. I would love to hopefully become an individual of confidence to be able to lead situations with ease.
To conclude: who am I?
I’m Aldrin Brillante, nice to meet you :)