September 21, 2009

you are what you love

If you changed your style would you change who people thought you were or how you acted? If you changed your name, would you feel differently about who you are?

Some famous person famous enough to have people quote them but not famous enough for me to remember their name once said, "We are who we pretend to be, so we must be very careful who we pretend to be."

What if I am not sure who I have been pretending to be this whole time? That is a fairly pertinent issue. What if who you are is a composite of who you'd like to be + who people say you are + who you think you are. Those are three different dimensions in one person. Which is more dominant in the end, and does it even matter, considering perception skews what is always changing?

I have boiled it down to, you are:
- What you put on/in your head.
- The shoes you wear.
- The lighting in the room.

I need to stop taking 20 minutes to pick out what to wear for the day. It's getting ridiculous.

1 comment:

(oh)joneses said...

i believe some other famous person once said "fake it till you make it." every time i meet someone and they ask what i do i change it.. because I am all of things I tell people, but it varies from time to time.
right now, i am a muse.

also, i wish it only took me 20 minutes to find an outfit. well.. i suppose now that my wardrobe consists of 10 tshirts, 2 pairs of cutoffs and a pair of boots, it's become a lot easier.