When I was growing up I thought "Nobody knows me", "Nobody understands me" etc. but I thought I could know and understand myself. So I read up a bit on Philosophy and Psychology so that I could know who I am... but I don't. I think you just create your own reality, your own image of self that isn't really you. Perhaps I should study more or perhaps I'm just looking for something to blame... my parents, my genes, evolution or God. I don't really know, I have reasons for wanting to but I don't know if they are true or not. When I was 6 it seemed so easy. Someone would ask "Who are you?" and you'd say "My name's Ricky, I go to St. Peters School and I'm going to be an astronaut" but now if someone says "Who are you?" then I don't really know. I read old posts of mine and think "Did I say that, or was it a different 'me' and who was that 'me', do I know him?" Anyway, time to stop being odd, so the simple question is... can you know yourself, and is it important to try to do so?