Are: (v) 2nd person singular present tense of be
Sometimes life, as it comes our way, is decorated with such brilliance that we really have no excuse for ignoring the show.
Even grammar presents intuition to us floundering humans.
For instance, “I am“…but “you are.”
“I are” does not exist unless you happen to travel deep into the back woods of American seclusion.
I don’t get to be an “are.” It is my responsibility to constantly be reinventing myself toward the light bulb and away from the cave of darkness.
On the other hand, you are allowed to be an “are.”
And since I have no business attempting to change, reform or translate you into a new being, I must accept what you have proven to be over time rather than what I wish you to become.
If we understood this, we would have much less conflict and fewer family arguments around the dinner table.
- I am.
- You are.
You are permitted to be a past tense of yourself.
On the other hand, it is required in those who have been entrusted with life to take responsibility for their own daily growth, to become an “am” instead of settling for their “are.”
So even though it’s a little word, it contains a Renaissance of meaning.
- I am going to try to do better today.
- You are going to be who you are.
- And I am going to accept it.
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