At some point, each of us has most likely been asked to introduce ourselves. When asked to introduce yourself, what do you say?
Perhaps you introduce yourself by stating what it is you do for a living, right? That is the normal thing to say. But this post isn’t quite about that.
Have you ever asked yourself this Question? (If I am your teacher/trainer-you can be sure that I’ll ask you this question, and it will NOT be rhetorical)
Who AM I?
Imagine standing all by yourself, no strings attached – minus family, job, wealth, religion, status etc. and then you ask yourself the same question.
What is the best answer you came up with?
Besides of course your own name, which is really the ONLY thing that you can truly call your own. Nothing, absolutely nothing else is what we can justify as part of us.
This makes me come to the second part of this post, which is – If there’s nothing else besides our name that we carry along with us, what then? Where does that leave us? The obvious next thing to see of a person is, what kind of a life are we leading?
Are we honest in our dealings? Are we merciful to the less fortunate? Are we caring towards the sick? Are we forgiving to people who hate us? Aren’t these some of the things that are more important in today’s world – rather than gathering fame, money and success?
Society has taught us NOTHING, but compete with each other over things that don’t even matter that much in life. Who cares if my neighbor is richer than me? Whether Catholicism is a better religion than Hinduism, I own a bigger car than my friend or that my friend earns more than me etc etc etc.. Do these things really matter?
You may be a doctor, teacher, Engineer, footballer or the Chief Minister for all I care. Do this one thing for me and…
Ask yourself this – If not for me the ” “ (enter the appropriate job profile) then who am I?
Something to think about maybe?