Who We Are

18 Sep

We live in a world with a twisted value system. The things that we value the most are superficial, temporal, and material. We value youth, beauty, and money: things that aren’t meant to last. We struggle to hold onto these things although they are consistently slipping away.

We have allowed the prevailing beliefs of society to warp our vision and our values. We have convinced ourselves that wealth, youth and beauty make us powerful. We have decided to believe that only the youthful, the beautiful, or the wealthy are important. We chase these things relentlessly, never once considering that they are not running away; they are fading away, as all things will.

Who we are is more beautiful, more powerful, more valuable, more lasting than anything we’ve ever owned. Things cannot define us. When all the diatractions are gone, when the facade has faded, when all our superficialities have ceased to anesthetize us from the truth, we find that all those things that once mattered so much really men nothing. We find that our greatest assets cannot be appraised through tangible quantifiers. We find that even if our flaws are discovered, we are still priceless.

Our integrity, our love, and our loyalty can never be taken from us. These are the ideals that make us who we are and, as long as we cling to them we have safeguarded the part of us that it would kill us to lose. That intangible, invisible nothing that we have when all else is lost, is all we need; it’s who we are.

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