People need to be known for their identity. If I were to see you at an airport and call you “Donatus”, if that’s not your name, then you’ll likely to ignore me or correct me. But you’ll never accept it. You want to be identified for who you are.
But then again, on a mental level, people tend to limit themselves to who they are currently. They forget that a man is not a totality of what he has now, rather he is a total of all he is capable of becoming.
We forget mostly what we are capable of becoming, thus limiting our own self worth. It’s like pricing an Alsatian puppy for $5 simply because it’s just a puppy not yet trained, groomed and grown.
This is a reminder.
That who you are is more than just a name, history or past legacy. Who you are is evolving. So evolve. Charles Darwin saw a scraps of old broken arrows, crude swords, ugly paintings and makeshift houses and then concluded that man was once a monkey.
We weren’t apes, but our intelligence and identity has evolved over time and will keep evolving as we learn and grow. That’s who we are — as human beings. In a constant state of “being”. In evolution.
There’s only one thing left to do: Evolve. And keep doing so till you become the best version of yourself.