[GUEST POST] by Conrad Schottel
I’ll start this off with a quote from some guy I’ve never heard of. Mainly because he has something of substance to say, and I don’t.
‘If you don’t know your history, if you don’t know your family, then who are you?’
After stumbling upon this quote recently, the last fragment grabbed me and threw me into a whirlwind of wonderings.
Who the heck am I?
What is my identity?
I began pondering different aspects of my life that could contribute to my identity. I have an awesome girlfriend, go to college, hang out with neat people, and attempt to play football. I’m an Exercise Science major, expert griller guy, and I want to work with inner city youth when I graduate.
And after all that I was still left with no answer to the looming identity question. This question haunts me. Truth be told it haunts us all.
I long to have an identity that is bigger than myself, to live in such a noble way that my influence outlives my time on earth.
- How do we acquire this valiant identity?
- Where should we derive our identity from?
- How can we leave behind an influence that outlives ourselves?