I am not the average of the five people I spend the most time with. For one, it is hard enough to think of who those five people are. Choosing among your friends is next to impossible and picking people I don’t personally know would do me no good, since I don’t really know them. So the quote from the writer, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”, is not true for me. And for all of us, I think.
There is so much more to a person than the people he chooses to stay with. Even if the birds of the same feather flock together, they still have a lot of differences. The way they chirp, the way they stroke their wings, and the way they look around. (Of course I don’t really know about birds but you get the idea, right?) A person is unique in his own way. He cannot be measured by his friends nor family. His tastes and preferences may say more about him but it’s not his entirety. A person is complex in ways we couldn’t imagine. That is why we find it hard to describe ourselves on About Me sections. Because words couldn’t sum us up. It is hard to explain who we are or what we are, so for now, let’s just stay as we are.
This is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt Circle of Five.