Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
I came across this quote the other day and was immediately struck by it, because it wasn’t a train of thought I had ever considered before. We are so obsessed with becoming something through our experiences, but I kind of like the idea presented here of unbecoming too. I think as we go through life we go through stages of likes and dislikes – perhaps for a while we’ll associate ourselves as Goths or cheerleaders or nerds, and then as we get older we become less centred on identifying ourselves with groups or stereotypes because we understand more about ourselves and who we’re going to be.
What do you guys think? Becoming or unbecoming? Let me know in the comments!
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