Having a ‘hinterland’ in terms of knowledge and awareness is a significant part of being who we are as individuals, but there is more to each of us.
Where do our thoughts come from? Why do we feel urges to do things in particular ways? It’s possible that experts know how these inclinations work. Perhaps we just need to be mindful of what they are.
Is it a good idea to allow one’s self to be swept along by external events? The narratives that we often witness playing out in public spheres tend to point in the direction of approving of compliance and conformity.
In reality, we can only truly experience our lives from within. Choices we make could come across as eccentric to others, but that is perfectly fine if we are being true to ourselves.
Our stories are still going on, as long as we are present.