Beyond that, who I am depends on what you want me to be’
– The way of the peaceful warrior
I can’t imagine you doing that.
You.. doing that c’mon
You could run through buildings saving people from fires, but people would still perceive you how they want to perceive you and not for the hero you actually are
No matter what you do or how you act, who you are in the eyes of others is actually well out of our control.
Who we truly are, we will only know
I think the best example of this is when some bullshit stories get published about a celebrity,
Or someone gets falsely accused of something
The celebrity will always be branded as whatever the papers published
And the falsely accused person, even after they were proven innocent, in the eyes of others will always be shamed by what they didn’t do.
So all we can do is stay true to ourselves, do what we think is best for us and whatever anyone else thinks,
Well let them think that, because we do it to them too