Who are you?
Who are we really? There’s an interesting quote I read by Charles Cooley, “I’m not what I think I am, I’m not what you think I am, I’m what I think you think I am”
Everything that we do or don’t do is with the thought of how we will be looked at by other people or how we will be perceived. So in a way we are just a shell of ourselves, you are a reflection. We live mostly for others and this is one of the main barriers to us living to our full potential. Everything is fueled by self expression, either consciously or subconsciously. Not caring how you look, you want a response or you desire a perception, caring how you look too much and you desire admiration. Wearing a mohawk, walking a certain way, wearing a rolex, wearing workout clothes everywhere. If you go into a grocery store and pull your pants down and walk around and you get embarassed because of 30 people looking at you, even if you are in a different country and you will never see the people again, your emotions are being guided by the thoughts of others. These things and actions are our identity and the most powerful human drive is our identity. Your need to be accepted and admired in some way is a strong human drive. What do you think about the type of people that wherever they go, they don’t look at you or notice you?What do you perceive of those that look around at everyone? They desire to connect with your eyes and seek your perception of them. What’s the difference between the two?