I am boycotting the internet except for research reasons. This effectively means no Tumblr. Its a 1 month experiment. Almost everyone complains about how they have to be on it to stay in contact with people and world events etc. I believe thats just not the case. I think we are all over stimulated. When i get back ill tell you how it goes. see you :)
I do not think or believe that there is anything one can say in brief or at length to give a definitive understanding of themselves. Everyone barely knows who they are, never mind who they were. some people may come close, but are still never going to be 100% accurate. Most people in the world that consider the topic do not even come to be 50% accurate. The reasons for this inaccuracy varies as much as the person does (which is very much indeed)
Some people will tell you to stop thinking about who your are, and just be. Which of the two options if there were only two, would in my opinion be the best. I however think that there is a third option (if not many more). My third option would be a mixture of being who you are, and some personal reflection. This method of living has done me more service than disservice. I pride myself on having a decently accurate self reflection, but I also recognize that I have much room for improvement in this area. I have my own personal biases. My gift is knowing that I have them. In sum I live my life and then think on it and compare it to how I ideally wish to be. Who I was is not nearly as important as who I am.
Do not be mistaken however that who I am going to be is most important to me because it is not. I have no assurance of who I am going to be. I will always be who I am, even if all i can do is pinpoint only a small portion of who I am at any given point.
It is because of this last statement that I truly cannot tell you who I am as a whole. To add to the mess some of the portions one knows and understands one day change in themselves or in combination with others. Our brain powerful as it can be, cannot catalog all the parts as they were and as they changed and so who I am in relation to who I have been thus far is lost to time and a extremely faulty memory.
Even if we could catalog all this info, the fact that these parts of who we are change almost render them useless. We cannot completely predict what they will change into and thus who we will change into.
and so who we are is in part subject to fate.
PS: Please correct if I am wrong. Or just tell me what you think.