Body and Brain
Finding Your "Voice"
We use the term voice to mean the ways in which you create and describe your own role to yourself.
Finding your own voice takes effort, surrounded as we are by the noisy opinions of other people, the media, teachers, and textbooks. Beginning to question the motives of other people and our own is the beginning of living your own life.
How would you describe yourself now to any children you might have in the future?
How do the people in your life influence you? How would you like them to?
What do you like to read and watch and why?
What music do you like and why? Try making music. Start by hearing it in your head, then try to reproduce what you "hear" by singing it or playing it on piano into a tape recorder. When you get good you can record multiple voices to go together.
In what ways are you false to yourself? How might you change this?
What things do you really need to live well? Compare this with what you may have or want but don´t need.
What jobs would best utilize your abilities?
Come back to these questions several months later. What do you think now?