I was asked if I could be someone else for a day, who would that be? The answer is: no one. I do not want to be anyone else.
To want to be someone else for a day is to reject the will of God. To wish to be a different person, other than one’s own self, is to express ingratitude towards nature.
We must be grateful to be in our own skin, to be in possession of the mind bestowed upon us. When God breathes life into us, He gives us a special set of skills and talents–a unique combination for each person. It must be our goal to utilize these talents and skills to create a better world for all. In all that we do, we must not only think of our own private gain, but also about the benefit of humanity. And to do so, we do not need to be someone else for a day or week or month; we can be who we are.
Of course, we can draw inspiration from people around us. If there is someone we respect and admire, we can surely try to learn from that person. We can read about an individual’s life and try to seek encouragement from the person’s actions and words. We can study what great men and women of history accomplished, and then nurture our own ambitions for significant achievements. But we do not need to try to be someone else, even for a day.
The acceptance of our being is the first step towards living a meaningful life. Whatever our place in society is, we must accept that. How we come to this world is only a starting point. Each life comes with endless possibilities. Therefore, we must, through our knowledge, hard work, and good deeds, utilize our God-given potential. That is what I believe.
Let’s revisit the question: if I could be someone else for a day, who would that be? My answer will always be that I want to be myself, just as God created me. I do not want to be anyone else, even for a single day.