Who Am I? … September 18, 2013

Some say that everyone has three faces: One for the public, one for family, one for self.

But I say human beings change throughout their lives. The face one wears now was not the face worn yesterday, nor will it be the face worn tomorrow.

The daily procession of images and information has an impact. To remain unchanged means you must not be part of the procession. Even if you partake in sensory deprivation it is a change. It could lead to eventual madness, but that is a change also.

What is your fancy today? What do you enjoy now? Over a lifetime these both change. What strikes you funny today may not be so hilarious tomorrow. What seems so serious now will be trifling soon enough. No one can be sure how anyone might react today, tomorrow, or the next week about the same thing. We seem ruled by cycles, our moods changing by them. You might be interested today in bicycling but lose interest in a week only to regain interest in a month’s time. Up and down, over and under, in and out, ever changing.

We are all people who wear thousands of faces never one quite the same. We are all affected by what we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel.

Some people do not like change so they try to remember and emulate the past. Experiencing the same things over and over. Even then no two experiences are the same. To never change is boring. Some people have the ability, however, to endure higher levels of boredom. I have noticed that these people are dull and boring, always living in the past. If anyone were to come close to never changing, it would be those that dwell on things past.

There are two choices, get older or die. To get older you must embrace change. Change or die. Some people resist change and die inside. They are said to get old. While getting older is inevitable, to get old is to die.

So, I implore, wear your new face everyday through life’s up and downs. If you don’t like the face you’re wearing today know this, it won’t be the one you will wear tomorrow.

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