Well it is hard for my brain to 'muse' on anything other than school work right now. I've been thinking a lot about perceptions lately, how we perceive ourselves and whether it is possible to find our true selves. It seems to me that it is almost impossible to cast off the perceptions of those around us. That when we try to define ourselves we find ourselves doing so in relation to what we wish to be according to other people. We see people we revere and we thing 'I want to be more like them' but is that being more yourself or someone else? We can sit in awe of the radiance that emanates from certain people and think to ourselves that is what I want to be like. Once again, is that our true selves? Is that the true them? Are we perceiving what they want us to perceive hiding the truth from the outside world? How does one know when someone is being genuine How does one become a genuine reflection of themselves? When do we know what is us and what is a image we aspire to? When does what we aspire to become our true selves? Can we change who we are? On what levels?