We cannot escape who we are.
We spend most of our time as creatives to observe. To observe others, how they are, what they are doing, and how they have become who they are today.
We observe to be inspired.
But that’s when we fail to observe or to know who we are.
Our passion, not for others, but for ourselves.
Observing and learning about others, fascinated by others, by the experience of watching.
But the downside is, it’s easy to get lost in the observing. It’s easy to forget ourselves in the process.
Like the ability to love, we can love others better if we love ourselves.
We can tell stories better if we know our own stories.
Find who we are, so that we can then improve ourselves, our craft, in many ways.
Just mind that there is no point to wanting to be someone else.
There’s no point even to trying to escape. Think about Don Draper.
Stop playing a role.
Accept and make the best out of how we really are.
Because that’s who we are. That’s how we can truly be happy as human beings.