Identifying myself - Who am I?When I was a child I used to smile, cry and shout at my will without caring for others. I used to think, act, behave as per my choice. Even my likes and dislikes were my own. But then as I started growing up life taught me the biggest lesson called "compromise". I slowly started to change my thinking, habits, behavior, likes and dislikes to suit others and to look more acceptable to the society. I had to compromise on my original self to keep the relations going and to show myself presentable, decent and with etiquette.
I do not repent it as this is what life is. Many times you need to adopt others thinking and likes to make others feel good and to maintain relations. You cannot keep going at your will and you need to change yourself as per the need and situation.
But at times a question does come to my mind that "Who and what am I?". Sometimes I find difficult to recall my original likes, thinking, habits, behaviors, desires as I am so tuned to living a compromised life. It seems a series of compromises in life have buried my own original self.
While this is a way of life, I feel even if we get few moments in life to go back to our original self, it turns out to be a rejuvenating experience and everyone loves to relive it. Who does not like to come out of the compromises and live an original life with our original character?
We should try our best to extract such small moments in life which make us feel "This is what I am".