Are you you? Or are you still one of them?
Have you found yourself or are you still a societal clone?
To be fair I will also answer this question.
I am not me yet. I am trying, but it is hard.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
both at once...i slip seamlessly between worlds.
- 1 decade ago
We are all they and us and we and you.
This is because from infancy we are the champion mimickers. As children, we mimic how other children behave, speak, walk, look, etc. Everything you have ever thought has been influenced by another source which was of course influenced by something as well and onward.
Think about the fact that you cannot perceive any color than those you have seen. You may say, "Well there isn't any other color", but do you know that ? Just because you can't perceive something independent of the primary colors of our world doesn't mean there isn't something else.
This idea actually has a name: Meme effect. "Memes" are the term which refer to everything from thoughts, feelings, actions, to pictures, representations, 'spontaneous' actions or words, patterns of speech and behavior, fads etc.
It may be a damper on individuality, but it doesn't necessarily take away one's individuality. Everyone interprets things differently. Of course that is also influenced, but we all have a different collection of memes and different interpretations which all compile into one unique individuality.
So I guess you can definitely say you are YOU if you own it and embrace it without trying so hard to do so which only reflects seeking attention from others. But at the same time you are me, and her, and them. The human race truly is a universal one, and like Whitman, Emerson and Throrough stressed, there certainly is a very real "Oversoul"; a single one of us is billions and billions of us, and billions and billions of us is a single one.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm still a societal clone trying to find myself...aren't we all? To get married or not to get married, to have kids or not to have kids, to get a well-paying job or follow our hearts into the gutter? I think the important thing is to think for yourself - never lose your curiosity, no matter how hard you want to fit in.
- 1 decade ago
i cant say ive found myself im still working on that, but i cant say either that im a societal clone, that would be too scary
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
To hard to explain! But yeah, it is hard to find truly yourself...it should take a lifetime though...you are always changing. I know I am looking at myself and trying to just "go" "be" but that social boundary "What will they think of me?" always catches me.
- tagi_65Lv 51 decade ago
OMG, are you a Scientologist? Because isn't that what they believe - that we are all missing "ourselves," because the evil uberlord psychiatrist implanted these ideas in our head that covered our true selves up? Yikes!
Yep, I'm glad to say that I'm me - I like societal norms - to an extent. I like saying, "Please," and "thank you." I like letting someone who needs to merge into traffic in front of me. I like PTA meetings.
- The CatalystLv 41 decade ago
I have a bad news and good news to you,
Bad one: if you try hard it's not likely you'll be with your true self..
Good news: Just surrender, don't think or judge too much, and enjoy to be friend with yourself!
- Angry DaisyLv 41 decade ago
I found me. It's one of the best things in the world. It also makes aging more than worth it:~)
- metroactusLv 41 decade ago
i have found me and i absolutely WALLOW in my white wonder breadedness and generic mimeography, i also have 2.7 kids and an annual income of 47,500.00. my penis is exactly 6.2 inches and i drive a friggin FORD TAURUS!?! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
- ConwayLv 41 decade ago
Is that a colonial question or the real thing.