Truly. Think of this question carefully. It may sounds simple, and it may look easy, but truly, what defines you? I dare say that there are no wrong answers because whatever you say defines you, are indeed the one that defines you. However, how do you want to be defined by your own self? Put aside the judgement of family, friends and strangers. What matters most is how you see yourself. I believe that if you don't see yourself the way you want others to see you, then how can you be seen the way you want to? Of course, it is easier said than done, we are living in a judgemental society that told you to be yourself but will criticise you immediately once you don't "fit" into their norm of "being yourself."
So how do we break free from this negativity of the society? Will we ever be free? Can we survive in this world if we ever stray away from their "path"? I guess it is a matter of choice. Do you want to be accepted into the society that gives you the so-called guidelines on becoming "yourself"? The way you dressed, the way you talk, walk and act...do you want all of that to fall into places with "the society"? Or do you want to break free from that world and be who you truly wants to be regardless of what "the society" might think of you because you know you can show them that you are a survivor and you don't have to be one of them to fulfil you life's dream? Of course, it is all up to you. After all, you are the one that must decide: What Defines You?
Some people might want to define themselves through their physical appearance. Others might want their intellect to define them. There are also those who walk around with their wealth to tell them the definition of themselves. Some others might want their family and relationship to define them. In the end, which one of those you find worthy enough to define you?
Then again, I can go on and on circling around the same point from different perspective, but at the end of the day is for you to truly ask yourself what defines you?
The choice is absolutely yours.
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