The recipe of 'us' ...

Some of our direction comes from looking outward … we see others who embody aspects of what we wish to embody ourselves - and we emulate. There are others though, who serve as examples of the kinds of people we do not wish to emulate - such people motivate us to be ‘unlike’ them. And then lastly, there is something we can find within ourselves, something unique, something that we can’t find easily in the external world - that drives us in a certain direction. That perhaps, may be the most important ingredient of all. 

So we can look around, find role models that we wish to emulate - identify others that serve as examples of the kind of person we do not want to emulate - and finally we look within and listen to our own inner-voice. All three approaches bring something to the recipe … the recipe of us. JBW


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