I often come across this phrase and don't fully understand its meaning. I will be glad to find out at last. Here is the example https://youtu.be/aELb5Smu14U?t=219 3:39

I'm doing all the stuff they told black people in middle school I [sic] couldn't do. I'm going to therapy - it's great. Eating blueberries - they're delicious. Haven't been skiing - still think it's dangerous. And um...

No, I do like it. I like knowing what I'm about, you know? I'm trying to figure out who I am.


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"What you are about" is an informal expression that means "who you are". So this quote means, "I like knowing who I am".

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    thanks, I know this guestion was silly but I couldn't find an answer in russian translate apps. I've heard how this construction is used to express intent to do smth yet this is not that case Jul 27, 2021 at 8:15
  • It's so informal that I'm not surprised translators don't catch it. It's a good question
    – gotube
    Jul 28, 2021 at 4:21

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