I was watching the latest episode of “House” the other day (which ironically was about some rare form of MS) where I heard a quote that I am quite fond of:
“Without our beliefs, what do we have to define ourselves?”
This has got me thinking a lot because it is so true, our beliefs are one of the biggest things that define us as individuals because they typically influence the next biggest thing that defines us, our actions.
So this led me to think about my beliefs and how they define me which inevitably lead myself to the question of “Does my MS define me?”. I’m happy to announce that I reached the conclusion that NO, multiple sclerosis has not defined me but it has in fact help me define myself. Having MS has opened my eyes to the world allowing me to see it in a way that I never saw it before and likewise, it has helped me open my eyes to myself, allowing me to see myself more clearly than I could before. MS has helped me learn a lot about myself and it has also helped me reinforce my beliefs essentially helping me better define myself as an individual.
But MS DOES NOT DEFINE ME, there is a fine line between these two ideas, I know, but believe me, that line is there and I am definitely on the right side.