Who Are You?

So you’re on a quest with your friends to retrieve the Grand Emerald of All Time. After climbing mountain after mountain, swimming dangerous shores, and going for days without water and food, you finally reach the giant wooden gates behind which the Grand Emerald of All Time awaits you.

But first, you must pass a test.

An old sage with flowy robes and a long, white beard appears and asks you one simple question. If you know the answer, the gates shall open, and you shall have the Grand Emerald in your hands. If you don’t know the answer, you fail, and the floor beneath you will open and you shall be plunged to your death.

“Who are you?” asks the old sage. “Answer carefully, young one. I don’t mean what is your name, but I mean who are you? You must answer with your soul.”

“What do you mean not my name?” you think to yourself, irritated and confused.

Ok, hold up.


Who are you without your name? Are you so and so from down the street? Or are you the kid at school that everyone wants to be like? Or are you Drake’s or whoever’s biggest ever fan on this earth?

“You must answer with your soul.” the sage had said.

Other than how you look, what you listen to, who you look up to, who your friends are, what you study, or where you are from, who are you? Can you answer the question from your soul?

You’ve been given only one chance in this quest of life. Know why you are here and make it count.

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Riham Ramzy is currently pursuing a degree in Islamic Law & Studies from King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah. She is absolutely crazy about flowers, loves the beach, and loves traveling. Her aim is to connect with the youth and to build an online community for support and encouragement which is something she didn't have on her journey towards bettering herself. So as her journey for improvement continues, she wants to take you along with her too!


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