“To Be or Not To Be.” This familiar quote by Shakespeare seems to be racking my brain in more ways than one. Shakespeare was talking about life and death; I’m just talking about life. “To Be or Not To Be” what does it mean to be? What is it you desire to be? Who is it you desire to be? Why do you desire to be….who you are going to be? Why do some people present themselves to be something they aren’t? When will you be who you want to be? I feel you will never be who you want to be because we are programmed to be for someone else. At work, you aim to please your boss so you BEcome who they want you to BE. At school, you aim to please your teachers so you can BEcome a great student and get a good grade. In love, you aim to please your partner so you can BE happy. How many of us can say that we are who we are, like it or love it you won’t budge nor will you change? I remember I used to say that. As much as I want to think I am that way today, I can say that I BEcame if not one but definitely all three of the Beings’ listed above. Some are in denial but when you really think about it, it all goes back to Shakespeare’s quote “To Be or Not To Be”.