Who You Are

Who You Are

       Who you are, the person people will come to know and like or dislike, is born in the early morning hours or in the bed just before you go to sleep. On the weekends when the family is gone and you are all alone.

Who you are is the person you are in your spare time. What you do when you don’t have to do anything.

Are you making the yard look better?

Are you putting up a building?

Learning how to cook?

Tearing down a car engine?

Writing a story over and again?

The ones of us who make themselves known, the ones who make a difference, are the ones who are working behind the scenes, out of the glare of the camera to make themselves better. Whether it’s a carpenter learning to cut the perfect angle, an engineer learning to design the perfect tool for the carpenter, the surgeon learning the new procedure or the writer, the singer, the football player or the boxer. The list goes on.

Or whether it’s the loser, the druggie, the world’s biggest failure, there is one thing that stands out…

You are who you are when no one is looking.


Not a judgment by any means as I am far from perfect. Just an observation.


What do you think? I need to hear it!



About timkeen40

When I was seven, I opened one of those little Golden Books (Lassie) and started copying the words down on paper and it set my soul on fire. I have been writing ever since. I don't know where this is going but I invite you along on the journey.
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5 Responses to Who You Are

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I think I’m my best self when I’m on my own. I can hear Spirit’s voice better. But I don’t want to live alone, or I’d go crazy!

  2. The Girl From Jupiter says:

    True. You are who you are when no one is watching. But that is in context. Who you are in solitude will never tell you who you are in the context of relationships with others. Who are you when you are with people you love? With coworkers? With subordinates? When interacting with cashiers, neighbors, or strangers in the bus? We humans are social creatures. We can never know who we truly are only in the context of isolation. That is only one facet of ourselves.

    • timkeen40 says:

      I probably should have written that a little differently. I was thinking more along the lines of professionally. It’s the work you do behind the scenes, the habits you develop, that will make you successful.
      Thanks for the input.


  3. prenin says:

    Well Tim I used to be a good guy, a caring person who dedicated he life to the care and education of children.

    Today I’m medicated and pretty much messed up, but I can still help people, so that is what I do.

    🙂 ❤


  4. Laura Beth says:

    What you wrote is true. I know that I’m loud, energetic, enthusiastic, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. Frankly, I don’t really care about other’s opinions. What matters to me is the difference I am making in my work, my marriage, my relationships with family and friends, my writing, and my blogging.

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