A lot of times, people are frequently asked the question who are you? In Nigeria, most people perceive this question to be an insult. It could be because of the tone used in asking, it could be the situation you found yourself, it could be the facial expression you noticed when the person asking said the words.
Most times, it could be a harmless question. Maybe the person asking the question wants you to talk about yourself especially if it’s an interview.
I stand to be corrected but most times, the question who are you, can represent who exactly is your father or who do you know that’s important in the society. I believe most of us can relate to the above question. Men, women, boys and girls. At a point in our lives, we have all encountered this question. Directly or Indirectly.
How many of us truly know who we are? Who exactly am I? What is my true identity? Am I a Mother, a Father, a lawyer, an Engineer or a Doctor or a Passanger ? According to a publication I read online, “the truth is that you are a father because you have a child. You are a wife because you have a husband. A Passanger because you are on a train”.
So all your identities, everything you believe yourself to be, are all dependent on something else. So then, Who are you? For some of us growing up, even for some grown-ups, if you don’t know the answer to this question, you would keep on creating new identities for yourself, consequently going farther away from your true self.
I use to know a girl back then in school, she got into the University at the age of 15. In the midst of discovering herself, any novel or book she enjoyed the she would emulate the characteristics of the character in the novel she loved the most. The same for movies and individuals she met. At a point when I noticed it I tried speaking to her. I told her to let go and try to discover who she was. One day, she wanted to borrow a book from me “48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene”. I refused lending it to her because I felt she wasn’t of age and I knew the effect the book will have on her. I promised to give it to her when she turned 18.
So who exactly are you?
A speaker on a radio show I usually listen to every day on Jela’s clinic, when asked who he was, said he was a “LEGION”. I was shocked, infact everyone was. When he started explaining, I started understanding his point of view. According him, he said ” I am a legion because I am a conformity of so many people, things, religion, tradition, education and experience “. Meaning the above mentioned has shaped him to who he has become.
WHO AM I?
I am Abazuom Precious, a child of God according to John 1:12( but to all who have received him, those who believe in his name he has given the right to become God’s children). I am a daughter, a law graduate, a nice and peaceful creature, eager to learn, sincere, hardworking, loves to write, sing and dance, believes in helping others, chosen by God according to (1Thessalonian) to make an impact in my own little way.
I am who God says I am. We can never stop learning who we are and our capabilities. We only need to discover our inner self and strength.
Let’s talk about who you are. WHO ARE YOU? Please don’t forget to like and share the post. I would be expecting your comment telling us who you think or who you know you are……