It doesn’t matter how old you are, it is never too late to discover new things about yourself. You probably think you know yourself very well, and why wouldn’t you? After all, you are the one living in your body every single day. But when was the last time you asked your parents about your heritage? Or you spoke to a geneticist about your background? 

There are so many things that you could learn about yourself that you won’t know until you actually go out there to seek the answers. People such as Brad Schaeffer of Medcomp Sciences who studied genetics can tell you that humans are interesting folk, but you’re going to get so much more out of it when you are the person in charge of finding out all about yourself. With this in mind, here are some of the things that you could do to learn more about your background and your heritage, even when you don’t have anybody to ask.


It can really help you to learn about yourself by going to the doctor. The doctor will be able to tell you all about your physical traits, and how to take proper care of yourself in a way that’s tailored to you. We may all look the same and bleed the same, but humans are not the same, and traits that are specific to you won’t be specific to somebody else. When you attend your doctor’s appointments regularly, you can speak to your doctor about the way that your Physiology makes you unique.

Travel by yourself

You can learn an awful lot about yourself when you travel. But you can learn even more if you go alone. It sounds like a scary thing to do, because we are conditioned to make sure that we have people with us so that we can be social. Traveling alone can teach you a lot about yourself because you’re putting yourself in a position of fear, but a good kind of fear. Is the kind of fear that helps you to go on adventures and leap when you shouldn’t leap.

Start deep conversations

There are so many deep conversations that you could be having with your friends to learn more about yourself and your viewpoints. Do you know where you lean politically? You may think that politics is not for you, but if you are a citizen of the world that politics is definitely for you. You need to learn what your values are and who is in your corner so that you can have an unusual voice. Without it, you are silenced and that’s never a way to learn about you.

Start journaling

Sometimes, the very act of writing in a journal can help you to learn about yourself. You’re going to learn far more about who you are as a person when you look back on those journals and work out the way that you want to live your life and what future you want for yourself. It can be an excellent form of therapy.


Tione is a full-time student and a Blogger. When she is not in class she is actively working on her blog.