There is the message of the Buddha. Be You. Duh. Buddha wouldn’t say duh though, he is too compassionate for that. If you don’t know who you are, then you are somebody who doesn’t know who they are. If you want to be more yourself, you are out of luck. You are as much you as you can be. If you don’t want to be yourself, again, you are out of luck. You are you. You have no choice, but to be you. What you are though, is an utter mystery. If you think you know what you are and there is no mystery, then you are likely suffering from a lack of imagination. Lack of imagination is painful.
If you lack imagination, then you just know things. You know exactly how things are and things are static. Things are just like you think they are. If you think they are rotten, then they are rotten. When things get rotten you need to get imaginative. You don’t really lack imagination. You are full of imagination. Otherwise, how could you have imagined that things are so rotten? How could you have imagined that you need to find yourself? You are here.
You don’t need to find yourself. You can’t help but be yourself, but you can question what it is that you are. Your imagination can free you by imagining that you are not what you think you are. If you are not what you think you are, then what are you?
Being you is all you can be. Figuring out what you are by trying to imagine where you stop and not you begins, is a life quest. Good and bad don’t matter. You are you, so just be you. Be wonderful you.