Who Am I? a Reflection Paper in Philosophy of Man

Many people would ask this question to themselves. They would try to internalize the question and begin to answer based from the things that would grasp into their mind. Some would start from simple things until they would come to the point thinking of complex things and everything becomes dubitable as Rene Descartes says in his universal Methodic Doubt. Answering the simple question above is not that easy. Though it is not that easy, there is still an answer. No, many answers rather.

In my own point of view, internalizing, experience, points of ponder, environment, etc. Are some factors that loud lead a person to be in a critical state of mind, thus leading him in answering the simple question: Who am l? It really depends on the insights of a person as to how he sees the question and how he thinks about the matter. Usually, we start answering the question with reference to our body. Still, there would come to a point that would make us feel that there is something “missing”.

Certainly, this “missing” could not be answered and recognized unless some instances like failures, sickness and death occurred to a person which could lead him to have a total transformation of oneself thereby making him able to answer the question. As I began to write this reflection paper, I already knew myself as to who was I really, since I was In 1st year college. Unfortunately. It took me a decade to realize what I was missing. I asked myself the simple question for a couple of times wherein my answers varied, from simple to complex ones.

There were a lot of ideas that came to my mind and I hoped that I was able to express and to elaborate them well. With reference to my body, until reaching to a point of dealing with my spiritual self. Starting from simple things with reference to my body, my family, my work, my physical appearance, I am Release B. Adultness, 17 years of age. I am presently residing at 146 Cabot Road, Tuna Sambaing City. I have two siblings namely, Rosemary B. Adultness and Randolph B. Adultness. My eldest sister and my younger brother, respectively. My parents are Marimbas B.

Adultness and Reseller P. Adultness. They are very supportive especially when we talk of our needs and studies. I can see and feel that from the day we were born, they truly care and love I am a woman with diddling living with a purpose. A tall-thin-curly-short-haired- working-college-student woman who is one of those people existing by doing the ordinary day-to-day lifestyle. I wake up, eat, go to school, listen to what the teacher talks about, walk by the hallway of our school, go home, commute, work on my homework, then go to bed until the cycle continues.

I am sitting on a chair now, facing a computer while typing everything that comes to my mind and pouring them out from what I feel. At this point, I can say I am my grab it. As if they are Just taking everything for granted and waiting for that dreams to come to them. How pathetic these people’s life would be if they continue to live a life full of emptiness and with guidance of no one. How could they answer the simple question if they cannot even help their enslaves? How could they find a solution to their problem with no Absolute truth?

People experience failures in life. They may be embarrassed in front of many people because they were scolded by their teachers of having done something unreasonable, fresh break-ups with their girlfriends or boyfriends, not passing the board exam after studying 20 different, hardbound, thick books are Just examples of these. As a result, they think like they carry the whole world so they want to die for them to escape from pain and heavy stress which would dead them of committing suicide. They do not have a certain answer because they lack a piece of their Jigsaw puzzle.

As the apostle James says, “Whoever listens to the word but does not put it into practice is like a man who looks in a mirror and sees himself as he is. He takes a good look at himself and then goes away at once forgets what he looks like. ” The piece being talked about is God. Without God, life is useless. No one knows his own identity when he tries to search within himself. Even the purpose in life, an answer could not be found if he does not have God as his foundation. Knowing His word is not enough unless this will be put into practice.

Everybody wants to have the best life they could ever have such as sitting on gold bars, manipulating people, and serving on money. Some want to be successful Just because they want fame, and power. Clearly, these people are playing a dangerous philosophy. Some want a simple life. I am a simple girl with simple admiration. If I’m going to choose, I prefer the latter. I want a simple life and attain the best that I could reach. The best of love. Loving God and his people. By this time, I would say I am a man because I have a spirit and will. I believe that I was created by God because he has plans for me on earth and eternity.

I have stated previously about my daily routines. I wake up, eat, go to school, listen to what the teacher talks about, walk by the hallway of our school, go home, commute, work on my homework, then go to bed until the cycle continues. These simple deeds bring glory to Him. And the most powerful way of showing glory to Him is through prayers for these are the answers in our simple question. I may be the master of my faith and the captain of my soul but I would not have the privilege to be master and captain if He did not teach me to have faith and to have a soul.