Life is full of uncertainties. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire stockbroker or a homeless bum living on the streets, there are always influences in your life that are outside of your own personal control. Sometimes these variables are small, like what your mom will make for dinner, sometimes they are big, like where your country will be politically over the course of your life. But the ones that touch the deepest and hit the hardest are always the ones that are close to home: the little uncertainties that are just out of our reach. The way we approach and handle these questions determines a lot about who we become as people, influencing out perspective on the world and on ourselves, and one of the most fundamental questions about ourselves is often “who am I?” It’s not always an easy question to answer, especially when it seem like everyone around you has it all together. It’s easy to look at other people and to notice the myriad of traits, quirks, and ideals that come together to form the unique individuals around you, but it is a lot harder to look inward. How am I supposed to know who I am as a person when I have so many faults? How can I ever be as good or as together as that person, when I feel so alone? God doesn’t even seem to care about me, how can anyone?

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