“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”
In modern life, the question of how you live your life, by what principles is becoming increasingly important. There seems to be a great deal of very angry rhetoric from all corners, even from those with very similar but slightly differing viewpoints. I personally think it is a great thing that the taboos on talking about what it is that really guides you, what makes you really wake up in the morning, why you treat people the way you do, have been lifted. Here I intend to share my thoughts on this. I apologise in advance if they seem unordered - there are a lot of them, and trying to unmarshall so much from my mind, as they change (as they should) while I am writing them, can be difficult. I should also apologise if they sound preachy. This is my own personal philosophy. I chose to share it- but I refuse to force it on anyone. So if my philosophical and moral meanderings are really not for you, go read my Computer Tips instead. None of this is set in stone, none of it unchallengeable. I will leave a space to leave comments, but keep them pleasant and constructive.