“Just Who Will You Be?” by Maria Shriver is the third book of hers that I read. This is another quick read at only 91 pages. This book, like the other two were inspired from a speech she gave at a graduation.
She pushes the message of not what you do but who you are as a person. She wants people to focus on who they are based on their beliefs, and principals.
“You know, many years ago, my father gave a college graduation speech where he told the students, “Allow me to challenge you not to think so much about what you will do or where you will go. Allow me to challenge you to think about ..what you believe.”
I think this is such an important point that she is making. Because young people today are obsessed with social media, fame, having status, being rich, and material things. And I agree with Maria and her father Sargent Shriver, who pushed the message of being a strong person with good morals and values because that is the stuff that matters.
“I’ve finally learned after all these years that I don’t need to define myself with a certain job or a certain name or a certain role in order to tell myself who I am. I’ve learned that all my roles are simply a part of me- but they’re not all of me.”