Reading a philosophy textbook is not easy but it has been challenging my thinking and perspectives. How do we know what we see, think, feel is real? How do we know we live in a world? How do we define our understanding? How do we know we exist?
More I read, I am more confused but it really challenged me by posing a question, who do I want to become?
I was talking to a person in life insurance company to discuss about the concept of “getting old”. For them, age is a significant factor that determines the rate of life insurance. There’s certain ways that I am imagining myself to become as I get older; however, other external factors might not allow me to be who I want to be.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decided to be.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Embrace your dreams and advance as far as they can take you.Daisaku Ikeda
I can do more.
I can grow.
I can become a bigger and better human being.Daisaku Ikeda
I often imagine who I want to be; how I want to react or behave in certain situations. More than that, how I want to feel in those situations. These are views I have at moment as who I am at this given time. This is designated to change as I grow up.
Who I want to become? I want to become a living example for others to live true to themselves. To embrace their own being and their unique contribution to this society. My happiness is not depending on others but myself within.
Who do you want to become in 5 years time? 10 years time?
Are you living the life as you want to live?
Are you ready to take responsibility for any change you’re about to implement?