Besides, if there were something I did want to change, I’m pretty sure I would have already changed it. I mean, it’s not like I have to okay it with anyone. I’m not talking about changing jobs, cars, houses, or anything extraneous, although I don’t really like changing those things either. But, I’m referring more to characteristics and attributes—the stuff that makes me, well, me.
All this went through my mind as I contemplated my answer. It also crossed my mind that maybe I should stop doing interviews if I can’t answer a simple question! Dead air space isn’t what anyone likes to hear.
But back to the question, what about me would I change? It’s still something I can’t really answer. My life, my very identity, consists of the many little things that have occurred. Together, these things define me; define who I am, good, bad, or in-between. I am the sum total of all of them. Everything I’ve experienced, everything I’ve done, everything about me, makes me who I am today. Take anything away and I would be a different person. And, who knows what that would mean? Could be good, might be bad. Again, I’m not claiming I’m perfect or that I couldn’t improve, but this is who I am. And I see no reason to change. As I said, I’m quite happy and content being me.
I don’t think I’m alone. I think most people are who they want to be, whether they admit it or not. Sure, they may complain about things they do not like about themselves, they might say they want to change, but if it were really all that important, they would change.
So, how did I answer the question? Well, I didn’t say any of what I’ve written here, though I was thinking it. Instead, I said, I think it might help if I learned to not be so analytical.
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