Rabbi Zuska said that on the Day of Judgement God would ask him not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zuska.
Here's another look at the troublesome business of being true to yourself. The first step, even before you decide how important it is, is to understand who you are. Who is this person you are attempting to be true to? The answer to that question seems to take a life time to find. Even the search for the answer can be an elusive thing. How can a creature with the size, scope and dimensions of a human being be so difficult to see? So you start small, with one mere tid bit of information and that leads you to another one and another one after that, until you find yourself in a dilemma that resembles trying to count the leaves on a large tree.
"Okay, so I'm a very complex creature. How am I supposed to understand all of me?"
As you get older and wiser you start measuring things, comparing this tid bit of information about yourself with that tid bit to determine which is more important. Then you discover that they are all interrelated somehow. Now it's even more confusing than it was before.
"This is too complicated for me. I'm going to be someone else. Then I won't have to deal with it."
"I don't know. I always wanted to be a cowboy, so maybe I'll buy some boots, a big hat, a guitar and tell everyone I'm from Texas. I may even change my name just to make sure."
Okay, Tex. It sounds good. But how are you going to convince another cowboy?
"Oh, I hadn't thought of that."
Why not paint your face green and tell them you're from Mars? It isn't likely you'll meet another Martian to challenge you.
"You think that would work?"
No, So now you take yourself off to a professional to tell you who you are. But he doesn't know who you are. He wants you to discover it on your own while he charges money to listen.
"I'll just pick out the best person I know and be like him."
Okay. But do you really know who he is? Do you think he really knows who he is? And if you know who he is, about whom you know less than you know about yourself, than why don't you know yourself?
"You're making this very difficult for me."
I said it was difficult way back in the first paragraph. Why don't you just try being yourself? I think you're a great guy. I like who you are.
"Who am I?"