Did you ever ask yourself: Who am I? What if this experience of life is an acted role upon a stage? “All the world’s a stage“, writes Shakespeare in “As You Like It. Jaques in Act II Scene VII, says:
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…”
Perhaps we are all here on this place called earth to perform a role. Do you know part to play in the grand production? Are you are villain, hero, champion, victim, leader, follower, celebrity, or otherwise? Possibly an actor, as we know them to be has self-identified with their true character. They have capitalized on their role in the real time movie of life.
How do we get assigned our role to play? Is there a lottery? Do we draw straws? Is the role we are assigned random? Maybe we create our part in the production by shaping our character throughout our life. By being scrupulous in business we may become honest businessman. This will be our role to set an example of how to behave in commerce.
To know one’s role and to utilize it to one’s benefit is a magnificent feat. More challenging, however, is to project our persona into the ether and make others believe that we are who we seem to be on the surface. We need to actualize out potential to magnify our positive traits and minimize our potential negative qualities.
Can one find out who oneself is by inquiring with one’s friends or family members? Is one’s role obvious when one contemplates one’s identity?
Isn’t the identity theft a strange term? While one can steal another’s identification, one cannot really become someone else. Perhaps the phrase should read as identification theft. No one can take your place in the living movie of life. You are unique, as evidenced by your fingerprint and DNA. Moreover, your character is absolutely impossible to duplicate. There may be look-alikes and imposters, but these fools are easy to spot.
Your constant contribution to the shaping of the fabric of the reality is certain. Your every word, thought and action is like a thread or fiber of a quilt. You create your own patch that is easily evident to all. Can you see it? Are you able to design the pattern you want to display?