What Am I, Who Am I?

Blog 1220 – 12.29.2018

What Am I, Who Am I?

A first grade teacher liked to get his students to think by having them try to answer riddles. One was:

“I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I am the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?” The first little boy to answer said, “Death.”

It was not the answer the teacher was looking for but showed a very deep understanding in such a young mind. All the children had different answers.

The answer the teacher had in mind was “E.”

But most riddles and questions in life often have more than one correct answer.

“Who Am l?” Was the last line of many riddles that I heard as a boy. I have found the answer that works for me. Have you?

A new friend and work mate on my new job assignment has remarked several times now that in one of is favorite movies, City Slickers, an older, wiser, more experienced Cowboy Curly, played by Jack Palance, says to the city slickers, “You must find the great important thing in your life.” They asked him, “What is that for you?” And he replied, “I will not tell you for it is different for everyone and you must find for yourself what it is for you.”

The answer to life’s biggest riddles are not pat, one size fits all. One of the biggest problems in life is trying to live a life that just does not fit us, chasing someone else’s dream that can never satisfy us, or accepting their answer to, “Who am I?” as our own. We must find the answer that fits us best. Happy hunting. Seek and you shall find.

You friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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