Do you know your Family Lore? I know some of it. I just know the stories that I’ve heard in passing, but I am going to try and record the stories. I want to know where I come from. I … Continue reading
Recently, a friend asked me if I had ever heard the phrase, “Who you are when no one’s looking.” The idea is that you are your most true self when no one is looking. It’s like all of a … Continue reading
I heard this line somewhere. I think it was some tv show, and I wrote it down weeks ago. I’m just getting around to writing it – oddly enough – while Star Wars 3 is on the tv. You see. … Continue reading
I read that phrase this morning and just connected with it somehow. There is a place in your experience that sits in between comfortable and lazy on the one side; with anxious and uneasy on the other side. There is … Continue reading
Yes, that’s a thing. If there was ever an identity that you could put on, this is one of them. I had never heard of it till about a week ago (just haven’t finished the post). You can Google it. … Continue reading
……..you’re becoming more impatient. This blog is about identity – with a focus on “becoming.” Then there’s this underlying current of how technology or new media has an impact on how we are “becoming.” I was watching a news segment … Continue reading
I write about what I want to be. You might read some of my stuff and think that I speak out of experience – and for the most part, I write about things that I have seen and experience. More … Continue reading
I talk to quite a few people who are in the process of figuring out their identity. They want to work on it, but they don’t know how. Figuring out identity is hard work. Identity work is deep, hard work. … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals
I am not a huge comic book fan. I have some friends that are though – and I hope that you speak up after this post to tell me where I am wrong – but where I might be right … Continue reading
…..or at least hide behind the excuse of it.
Have you ever heard anyone say something like, “…..because of my personality, I can’t……” It’s like they blame their personality for being a certain way or use it as an excuse to not do something.
I’m guilty of it. I’ve used those excuses.
The idea is “I am this way, and because I am this way, I can’t help but be this way.” But that’s just a lame excuse. There’s quite a bit of research that says that you can do it.
I know some of you want to bring up that there are those that really can’t do things because of their personality – and that is true. But they’re not using the excuse or saying it because they can’t help but do it that way.
I guess only the people that use it as an excuse would say such things.
What do you think?