You are “You”

“At the end of the day, it’s just you.”

I’m not sure what that quote means for you.

But I think about it this way: No matter what I do or what others do, at the end of the day, I still end up with myself. I’m still inside this body.

This is a good reminder every time I try to please others or save others’ lives. Or whenever someone hurt me for some reason.

If I please others or save their lives, will that change the truth that I’m inside this body?

If someone hurt me or I hurt someone, will that change the truth that I’m inside this body?

One thing always remains: I’m still me.

If the government collapses tomorrow, I’m still me. If the economy collapses tomorrow, I’m still me. If the world ends tomorrow, I’m still me.

I was born me. I will die as me

Same with you and the rest of the people. Whatever happens to you or to the world…

You are you. They are they.

That’s a fundamental truth.

 

Jade Panugan

I question a lot of things. And I try to understand them through reading and writing. I'm not always right. And I've written things that I now disagree with. I'm fine with that. Things change. We are a work in progress. If you have questions, let's chat.