For many traditional philosophies and religions, such as Buddhism, the key to happiness is to know the truth about yourself - to understand who or what you really are. Most people wrongly identify themselves with their feelings, thoughts, likes, and dislikes.
Aristotle once told us: “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
It's no easy task to truly know who one is in a society that expects us to live in a certain way. The world is loud, and people constantly want to inject us with information. So at the end, do we really become our true self? Or just a mediocre reflection of somebody else? And how do we know that we truly know who we are?
"All I can do is be me, whoever that is." -Bob Dylan
Knowing who you really are is therefore, not an easy task, especially in the era of information in which we live today. Either way it's a process and it takes time and dedication.
How do you know who you really are?
Hansel | @hanselps