We live to be who we are by living to exhibit our essential nature and our innate virtues/character in the things we do-- so that our life becomes the canvas upon which we paint our masterpiece one day at a time. One situation at a time. It isn't about gaining anything. It is about being who we are. Living to express ourselves by the way we meet the day. It is not what we get or have, or attain, or achieve, or accomplish... It is who we are. We live to know and be who we are. Anything else is a distraction. Noise! Complexity! Drama! Forego all that! We are to live so as to know and be who we are. Period.