VAT: We’re maybe not whom we think we are

I am who I am. Otherwise, I am who you think I am which is your trip not mine but may ultimately be my trip as well.

Most of us perceive ourselves through the eyes of others. Each person perceives us differently and it is for us to chose through which person’s or people’s eyes we perceive ourselves. Those people we aim to please by conforming to their views of the world. When we close our eyes, we think like others and lose our unique identity.

As children we see ourselves through the eyes of our parents and aim to please them. While our parents are our initial eyes, as we develop we see ourselves through the eyes of others we know or imagine. Thus, if not the ambiguous “I am who I am,” best to chose carefully whose eyes we use to perceive ourselves.