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Who Represents You?
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2 days ago
It is interesting to think about who represents me with my permission, perhaps my friends, family, and coworkers. However, I think it might be more interesting and possibly even more important to consider who represents me without my consent. The definition of represent is the entitlement to speak for someone. This made me think of the people who perceive entitlement. Generally I would assume that this presents itself in scenarios where someone may know a few things about me and relay them to others as fact. Which brings me to consider the importance of embodying my authentic self at all times with the potential that everyone observing me could feel that they have the authority to represent me to others.
3 days ago
My first reaction is that I represent myself. However, within my individual groups, I feel comfortable with my peers representing me. I would not want to associate with any group where I'm not comfortable with the members representing me. I also aim to act in a manner where my friends and family are proud to have me represent them.
3 days ago
I think ultimately, my friends represent me. I think most people understand and recognize that you become what your environment is, and your friends that you choose are the best representation of the environment you choose for yourself. Wether I like it or not, when my closest friends do something stupid, it makes me look stupid also. But when they do something good and helpful, it also makes me look good.
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