Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Who am I?
Had an interesting morning chatting with some friends about how we so often define people by what they do! We agreed that this was pretty crap way to be defined. We are all involved in and do so much, that to pin who we are and define us by one; activity, skill, position or job would be wrong.
I love the fact that human beings are complex and it is that complexity that makes us interesting. Where I live I get the opportunity to connect with so many people who have different nationalities, different jobs, different outlooks on life and very different opinions than mine, but they are all so much more than any one of these individual traits or components.
I heard a very cheesy saying once "we are human beings not human doings". I like it but can't help but think to myself, that although I have just written all the above, I am still impressed by what people do!
I am often drawn to successful, attractive and allegedly interesting people! (they are not alwats drawn to me) I think it could be that I have bought into the cult of celebrity, I don't just mean television celebrity but all those people who live in little sub-cultures and are apparently top of the tree in their own world. I want to go beyond that, because in reality I know that behind every face there is a story. So I have to face my own shallowness and increase my curiosity about others. Because genuinely I do believe that most people are fun and interesting to be with and that understanding their complexity is a truly rewarding and life enriching experience.
Who am I? I don't know some days.
Deep down am I shallow?
at 11:16 AM