"We are what we believe we are." C.S. Lewis.
We live in a world of labels. Everyone must be something, lest they be nothing worth knowing. Others define us so often, that I often find that our definitions become a mosaic of others’ compilations. But who are we really?
Sometimes, we do not have an answer to this question. Sometimes that can be a good thing. The human being is an ever changing slate, molded over a constant foundation that is self. Our personalities are unique, yet our self-labels are borrowed. Why is that?
If you believe you are un-intelligent then you most undoubtedly are. If you believe you cannot attain a goal for yourself, then who will believe you can? We are what we believe we are, and we can become what we believe we can become. Self-doubt is the worst of crutches, especially in so fragile a time as university.
We are our only decision makers. It is only ourselves that may cast a self-label, be it forlorn or optimistic. We are fortunate enough to choose our own futures. So choose wisely.