So I've been thinking about this for quite awhile now.
We are not just ourselves. I am not just me.
Instead, we're formed and shaped by the experiences, people, and places outside ourselves...
In other words, each and everyone of us is an individual mosaic of bits & pieces of moments and encounters we've had in the past, present, and will have in the future. Can we be true individuals on the inside? A person that is formed, shaped, growing by themselves? In my opinion, no.
For example, can a revolution really happen on its own? Within a country, if oppressed people have been isolated for years and years, with no outside contact--how can there be a revolution, a change? They have never done anything differently. The answer: There will be none. The revolution is started by a spark from an outside source, whether it be a personal encounter with someone outside or something unknown. In the same way, how can any of us, as individual human beings, just BECOME who we are by ourselves? The answer? We can't. The only thing we actually do is piece together our personal encounters, our gained knowledge, our memories and come up with who we are now.
And who we are now is constantly changing because of what happens around us, because of who we encounter and meet, because of what we witness and what we make happen.
Overall, each of us is a masterpiece in the making.
I was feeling philosophical. So what are your thoughts? Are we truly individuals or pieced together? Or just say hi. :D