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Tuesday, what or who that is the question…

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Children are asked what they want to be when they grow up…

Not who they want to be?

Teenagers are asked what they want to do with their life…

Not who they want to be in life?

Young adults are asked what are their long term goals…

Not how will you become who you want to be?

Older adults are asked what are their retirement plans…

Not how did you become who you are?

The elderly are asked was their life what they wanted it to be…

Not are you who you wanted to be when you grew up?

Today, I think maybe some of the problems we have as people are because, from the beginning, we ask the wrong questions.

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Tuesday, what or who that is the question…

  1. This is a thought provoking post, Patricia. And since everyone is a “who,” not a “what,” the thoughts are important!
    Blessings!

    1. True, Nancy. It is sad that we let others have such influence/power over who we are. It took me years to learn that though I may not be who other people think or want me to be who I am is ok. And in my opinion–my opinion on this is the one that matters.

  2. Very true. Thanks for the education Patricia. From now on I’ll be sure to ask the right questions 🙂

    1. Of course you can, Janyce. In fact if you click on the Facebook icon below the post it will take you right to your wall. I am all for sharing…

  3. I struggle with this, certainly. I know I have put too much importance, when it comes to my sense of self worth, on what I do rather than on who I am.

    1. Michelle, I think most of us make what we do too important. It’s what we are taught to think is the most important thing when really it is just one of many important things…not the MOST important.

  4. WOW!! Deep thoughts for this hour of the morning… and possibly the most important questions we should be asking! Thanks for pointing out the distinction.

  5. This is really thought provoking Patricia! Wow! And so true! Thank you for getting me to look at this a different way . . .and to start asking who instead of what!

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