It is very easy to define oneself by achievements and status symbols; but at the end of the day , it’s important to remember that we are more than that.
People who you meet and interact with will remember how you made them feel before they remember your occupation or the accolades you have achieve
There are many people who have accomplished a great deal and on paper they are fabulous and yet they feel empty
Personally I have not accomplished much but those things that I have achieved fail to define me
I am grateful for the degrees I possess and the papers I’ve written, etc
but I am most happy about the lives I’ve touched
the people I’ve made smile and those individuals I have encouraged to think differently about various topics.
It is very easy for me to compare my lack of accomplishments with others or to just compare my idea of where I believe I should be with my peers but that doesn’t begin to tell the story of me
I am more than what a piece of paper can display, we all are more than the mere descriptions of ourselves.