A few years ago, I was attending one of the Yoga courses during which a philosophical question was asked: “Who are you?”. Well, no matter what I or anyone said, the answers turned out to be incomplete, if not wrong.
Perhaps, simplest of the questions have the most complex answers. One of my answers(yes, I gave many) was “I am myself, and what I am to others.”.
Now, as I turn 40, I ask myself, “Who am I?”.
- I am a son. It took becoming a parent, to understand how much I owe them as a son.
- I am a brother. Can I let him show the world, why everyone needs a brother?
- I am a husband. Trying to make her life better after marriage, than it was before.
- I am a father. How I wish, I am his best buddy, not just daddy!
- I am a son-in-law. Still have chances, to erase “-in-law”, for them and for me.
- I am a babai. It is sweet to be dad next to Dad.
- I am a pedananna. A lot of ground to be covered.
- I am a relative. Want to be one among them, even while away from them.
- I am an employee. If customer is god, so is employer.
- I am a friend. Struggling to be one to as many as I want to have.
- I am a subordinate. You assign it and forget it. It’s done.
- I am a manager. Delegate the tasks, but own the problems. Am I one?
- I am a student. Did I really learn what I studied, and apply what I learned? Perhaps not.
- I am a citizen. Be Ethical and Responsible. Although difficult, it’s possible.
I am myself. Keep trying to love what I do and do what I love.
It’s forty. Hopefully forty more, to become better “I”.