My identity is closely tied to the idea of knowing, discovering, improving, learning from the past, going an extra step and doing my best if to be among the best.
But I wasn’t born this way; in fact I almost never got born. If I would’ve let myself pray to the circumstances, none of what I stated before would’ve had resonated with me. Reading this further on you will find out my story, what is that made me who I am today.
I am a man of many questions and answers with the sole purpose of achieving the best version of himself. Through the years I have gathered a lot of knowledge on how an individual can transform -to the best version that he can be- , many from personal experience. My life was like a roller-coaster full of ups and downs but I managed to learn every important lesson, to differentiate good from bad and to acknowledge the most important lesson for me: “In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others”.
Even before I was born, I had to face challenges, as my mother -being in her last year of college – and father decided to have an abortion, but a week prior to the abortion appointment my mother dreamed about this big, tall guy, long white hair as the robe he was wearing, also having a very bright face that told her: “You will have a boy, keep him, but no matter how many names you will give him, let his first name to be: ”Emmanuell”. And that is how I was born and given the name of Emmanuell Norbert Tulbure. Nice to meet you!
After me being born, they decided to get a divorce -each one ending up getting remarried leaving for other city/country-, and to leave me with my grandmother which took care of me since I was 10 days old. My grandmother is the best thing that ever happened to me, she took good care of me and invested a lot of time and money in my education, as one of the moral values that she engulfed me in was that of having a great education. By the age of three I knew how to read and by the age of five, I had already learned how to write and do calculus, as she, every day from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. would put anything that she had to do on hold just to sit with me and help me learn. Little did I knew then that these little things would put the foundation of who I am today and for my affinity to learn, discover and improve.
She had this immense library with all kinds of books from basic literature to heavy literature as Dostoevsky and Shakespeare, from fairy tales as Hansel & Gretel to great philosophers as Epicurus, Nietzsche and Kant. I would succumb myself to reading day after day after day unknowingly improving my creativity, imagination and vocabulary, rendering me oblivious on the facts that I had to learn to ride a bicycle all by myself and to figure out things by experience as I had no parents close by to discuss my growing up issues and the age gap between me and my grandmother being too big. Which made me quite the introvert. All in all I had an imperfectly perfect childhood that taught me many lessons and gave me many experiences.