July 11, 2010

Be your ownself

Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” So apt! Of late,  I have been just trying to be myself. And I am failing. At some or the other point, I am unable to be myself. And for me, it's hard. For I believe, the best and easiest way to live is to be yourself. Isn't it true, that faking someone else would need lot of research and time but being yourself comes from within so easy and efficient ;) (s/w ppl talking!)

All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.
~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"

Seriously why allow someone else to define you. Why not give your own definition. If we were to be someone else, we would have been that. So now what? Last evening, I was struggling to find "why not me be me" and I realized I am drifting away for I am thinking too much. And that's when I realized I am being myself. Just that I am:
"...Trying to keep myself filtered by the filters of truth among the surroundings of lies..."
"...Trying to establish myself as of something on the platform of everything..."
"...Trying to live the life by heart in the competitive worlds of mind..."
"...Trying to accomplish my dreams with best effort as I can and I know will for sure..."


Kuch khaas hai hum sabhi me....
Kuch baat hai hum sabhi me....
Kya swaad hai zindagi mein :-)


Jack July 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM  


It is absolute truth. Be what you are and you will find all the happiness. You try to fake it and there are so many slip ups. One should follow own conscience and make best of own strengths while overcoming weaknesses.

Take care

PJ July 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

its so strange that we always want to be who we are not even when we know that we are at our best when we are ourselves...

I've been thinking about this too...and I still fail to answer when I am asked to describe myself or I ask myself 'who am I?'...I still sometimes want to be someone I am not..and sometimes I am just too happy being myself :)
But yeah never allow someone else to define you! If everyone would be the same..this world would be such a boring place to live in ;)

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