Avatar – An Incarnation of Qualities
The word Avatar has two definitions and I believe that both play a significant role in my life. As the manifestation of a liberated soul as a body on this planet, the word ‘Avatar’ is what I would associate with my faith. The souls I love and trust with all my heart, are the embodiments of God for me. The online definition of Avatar seems to have a stronger impact and value in today’s world. People all over the world are constantly checking others’ profiles on various social networking sites as well as updating their own. Through these icons or images we try to figure out the personality of a stranger or even acquaintance. Computing ‘avatar’ allows one to portray oneself as anyone without having to reveal one’s actual qualities. It’s like a a reincarnation, online.
The idea of Avatar is significant to me in quite a few ways. I don’t know if I’m the Avatar of any particular quality. But I hope that my journey at Parsons will guide me in discovering myself and bringing out the best version of myself. I strive to be the Avatar of the integrated qualities that I admire in my idols, my parents.