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Identity is really important to a person. Why? It is because it is his proof of his existence. It is the outer ego of the soul.
In my opinion, we have primary and secondary identity. Primary identity is our identity that we already have. This primary identity is our name, family, background, talents & hereditary behaviors. While the secondary identity is the primary identity that we have cultivated & the things we earned as a person. For us to become fully identified not just to ourselves but also to the mind & heart of others, we have to evolve or develop our primary identity in order to become secondary identity. We should know & cultivate more of our identity or else your stay is not making any sense. You’re here for nothing.
I think knowing & cultivating our identity will take some more time. You already have your name as a start, which is our primary identity, and you have the present & the future to cultivate it more and bring out something that is hidden inside of us. Knowing one’s self is like a seed that needs to be planted & to grow to know what kind of plant it is. Maybe you’ll say that by just looking at the seed you’ll know what it is but then, years are needed to know if it’s a tree that bears a lot of fruits. Knowing one’s own identity is also to be likened to an egg that needed to be hatched & to be developed to know it’s a beautiful swan that’s going to fly & touch the cloud that other birds failed to do so.
What I mean is that our identity should be heard and feels by other people. The fruit-bearing of the true entails the things that we have done for others. It’s up to you what kind of fruit you want to bear. The swan that’s going to fly high is our aspirations that we have to succeed. To make this possible, development is needed.
Development of oneself is the jigsaw puzzle pieces that need to fit together to produce a picture. There will always be mistakes at some point but then mistakes are needed to show if that piece really fit. Don’t be afraid to stumble; have the strength to stand up & pick it all up again. Development is essential in one’s own identity, it is the driving force and the foundation of each one of us to bear fruits & fly higher like a beautiful swan.
Time will always test us so that we will bring the best out of us and also the things that you never knew.
Who are we? For now, I think, we are who we are. We are made human beings so we have to act as a human being. A man that needs to show his manliness or a woman that needs to show her femininity. We are citizen ready to fight for the freedom of our country. There will always be things that will shock you as you grow, all you need is acceptance. Love yourself and act according to what is real. Act with purpose to bear good fruits. Always evaluate yourself. In the end, we are people searching for our life-long reward. Identity by the grace of the One who gave it.
An article written by Reinier C. Dalina, 19,
electrical engineering student from the Philippines