This is one of those weird truths that I think is part of human nature because we are all in that place where we feel like we are our best selves. We’re not supposed to be our worst selves, but we definitely are our best selves. What’s funny about this is that we are still in that place, and often times the best is better than the worst.
This is why I love that I got to be this kid on the block of an adult. My best self is still the best self I could be. The worst I could be is just as bad as my best self. So I get to be just a kid in an adult’s body.
It’s like a bit of a double edged sword here, because on the one hand it is a bit of a double edged sword for me. On the other hand I also get to be a kid now. I get to be an adult. I get to be whatever I want to be. I get to feel just like a kid. That’s so refreshing.
I’m getting to that place where I feel like I want to just be a kid in an adult’s body.
So we can talk about death, self-awareness, and the difference between a kid in an adults body and an adult. But what about the other self? What about the self in the body of an other child? Well, my new friend, the other self is really the same thing as my best self. I feel that way because I feel like I am in an adults body. Its like a double edged sword because I don’t think I am in an adults body.
As it turns out, we’re not talking about your childhood self (that would be a pretty terrifying place to be), but your “best self,” the self that is your best, most likeable self. It is the same self that you have when you think about yourself in every relationship. It is your self, even when you think about yourself through a critical lens.
It can be a very confusing thing to have to ask yourself, “Am I actually in an adults body?” It’s one of those questions that can easily be answered with a resounding “Yes!” but it’s also one of those questions that’s not so easy to answer because the truth is that it’s not entirely black and white. The best thing you can do to make sense of the world you live in is to get to know yourself better.
That’s exactly what i did when i married my husband- and now I’m his wife. It’s a process that takes time, patience, and sometimes a lot of love but i have found that the more you know about yourself the better you can accept the parts of you that are different than your friends or family.
I feel like many of these things are the same, but now because of our new relationship, we’re starting to accept that some of the things we thought we were doing, we’re actually doing for ourselves and not for our families. It’s not perfect- but it’s starting to be a little easier.
I think that this process is something that we are doing in our own ways as well. Its not like we are changing our thoughts or behavior just because we have a new partner who is a different type of person. Its like we are getting out of our own heads and into theirs. The process has gotten easier over the years than I would have ever thought it would. But it has also gotten a lot harder.