Image – Harajuku, Tokyo, Dec 19
We spend our lives trying to figure out what kind of person we are, but others can understand us, in our entirety, at a glance. Our identity “is implicit in everything we say and do,” writes Hannah Arendt in The Human Condition, but we cannot see it ourselves.Meghan O’Gieblyn, The Paris Review
What I say and do
I spend most of the time alone.
I spend a lot of time on the computer.
I spend a lot of time at home.
I spend a lot of time reading.
I spend a lot time thinking.
I spend a lot time collecting notes on what I read.
I spend a lot of time preparing workshops.
I spend a lot of time admiring my own work.
When I travel, I almost always choose Tokyo.
When I travel, I take lots of photographs.
I laugh a lot.
I avoid exercise.
I avoid small talk.
I avoid giving advice because I don’t take my own advice.
I fail at avoiding giving advice.
I fail at starting 2 businesses because I was too lazy.
I fail at turning many ideas into reality.
I lost 2 good male friends for reasons unknown to me.
I order from the same few shops in Deliveroo.
I almost never donate to charities.
I have to remind myself not to think superior thoughts.
I meet people and sometimes regret it.
I take care of my mom’s financial needs but not emotional ones.