Look deep into the recesses of your being, and identify everything you think makes you, you.
Traverse all your mind’s pathways, and locate every desire and thought. Summon every opinion and belief, every interest and passion, and interrogate each and every one, relentlessly.
Ask them where they came from, and who planted them. Ask them if they were there in the womb with you, or impressed upon you by the external as the years went by.
Seek the truth of their origins without restraint. Examine them earnestly, no matter the fear or discomfort.
For isn’t the alternative worse? To live a life built on false thinking and being. And to nurture and parade another’s idea of you.