As evolving human beings, we usually tend to look back at our past selves quite often. Naturally, the mind begins to wonder: What if I took up that job? What if I did speak up against my bully? What if I could go back and undo all the hurt that I caused to my loved ones? The questions keep spiralling down the well while you stare at your own self, transfixed.
There is of course, no actual way to fully validate if our present self is a better version of our past self or not. Regardless, what if we could choose how we wanted to shape our ideal "self"?
I decided to whip up a simple "personality" menu through the thing that we love most -- food or, in my case, cakes -- to help understand who we really are and the characteristics that define us. Here's hoping this makes the ever-prevailing journey of finding our identities a little lighter, easier and possibly happier.
Chocolate cake: The Empath
You have a deep sense of understanding and are well liked by the majority. Although you can also lead a simple life should you choose it, you do have the capability to adorn it instead by the decoration of multiple perspectives (or sprinkles).
Cheesecake: The Achiever
You have your goals well defined and set firmly in place. Most people are left in awe and always feel inspired to be like you. Your life mostly feels well set and indulgent, but just a little crack could also ruin your grand show.
Vanilla cake: The Rational
You see the world as black and white… err, mostly white, come to think of it. While others may often misunderstand your demeanor to be too dry, your personality does end up growing on people over time.
Mousse cake: The Over-thinker
Okay, you're a little tricky. Despite shining on the outside with that alluring chocolate glaze, there really seems to be layers of endless surprises -- or shock -- inside. Just when it seems like someone has pinned you down, they are left aghast to find the third layer of that set gelatin which you have been trying so hard not to reveal.
Red Velvet: The Critic
You identify yourself as elite and in many ways to be much higher above than the others. There is almost always a 50/50 chance on whether or not you're going to be well liked by people. Some may dislike you on the spot while others will feel inclined to at least understand your cynical outlook, and eventually may also make peace with it.
I now leave you with a lingering thought: If we could know exactly how we function as human beings, could it possibly lead to fewer regrets and happier decisions instead? Maybe it is time to find out.
Roshni believes a steaming cup of tea can be the solution to most problems in life, save for math. Send Roshni your best math hacks and tips at email@example.com