Video: “I Like To Overcomplicate Things”

Who Am I?

WHO AM I? - An Introduction...

There is a "spiritual self-inquiry" that requires you to ask yourself, "Who am I?". It encourages a deep exploration into ego, personality, and any and other manifestations of Thought.


So I decided to record a series of personal, open and honest videos that explore my so-called 'personality' by way of looking at qualities, behaviours and traits that I seem to identify with (chosen at random as I shot the video).

Why? To get curious. To get curious about Who I Am - by looking at who I am not. That's why. It's all explained here, together with a menu of all the other 'who am I?' videos I recorded.


Oscar Wilder quote: "The final mystery is oneself." | Quote overlays large image of earth



VIDEO #09: I like to overcomplicate things (relationships, videos, strategies… META!)

“Call me Over-complicated!”

Hah, that might be how I’d start my autobiography, if I ever wrote one, with a little nod to Jed McKenna and Herman Melville.

But is it true, do I like to overcomplicate things or is it me just doing what I know (until I know better)?

  • Am I more Radiohead than Oasis?
  • Am I more “If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller” than “Harry Potter”?
  • Am I more Kandinsky than Matisse?

(Am I deluding myself with these comparisons? Hah, most likely!)

Who can say. I’m just me. Steve-M-Nashness personified, Steve-M-Nashness Steve-M-Nash-ing.

I’ve no idea how to be human any other way.

And I’m sure you don’t either.

What I do know, though, is this: whatever happened in my life, whatever’s happening, and whatever’s going to happen has got absolutely nothing to do with who I think I am… (So there!)

I also know that simple is ‘better’ than complicated, but complicated is also as simple as it gets sometimes.

"I Like to 'Overcomplicate' Things" - Who Am I? #9 (9th Video)



Who Am I? Video Series MENU

Introduction | 'Wise' | Controlling | Like to Understand | Don't Like Criticism | Perfectionist | People Pleaser | Grumpy | Don't Wanna Look Foolish | Not a Persuader | 'Complicated' | Not a 'Pretender' | Don't Like Conflict


Who Am I? FULL video playlist on YouTube


"What I most want is to spring out of this personality, then to sit apart from that leaping. I’ve lived too long where I can be reached." – Rumi


Serious question: if you don't know who you are - and really you don't! - then how on earth can you know that you are happy or unhappy?