Responsible living

In what ways have you yet to accept the fact that you are who you are, not the person you think you ought to be?*
Oliver Burkeman

It’s not that your personality itself becomes stable but rather that your routine environments and social roles lock you into habitual patterns.**
Ben Hardy

To stop short of me being me and you being you would be irresponsible.
Though the likelihood is that this is what will happen to some degree.

In a West African culture, a new born baby’s spirit is asked by elders:

Why have you come? What is the gift you have come to bring?^

It is imperative that that we bring into the world that which only we can,
Towards this we might take Ben Hardy’s implied advice
and shake up our environments:
Reading something different,
Meeting new people,
Attending different events,
Beginning something new.

*From Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks;
**From Ben Hardy’s Personality Isn’t Permanent;
^From Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts’ The Hero’s Journey.

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