We have multiple identities.
Lest you get concerned and think I’m talking about hearing voices instructing to do evil unto others, let me expand.
I’ll use me as an example; the identities I cannot change include:
- Born of Jewish background in Detroit, Michigan in 1954 to Ruth and Symore (sic) Marcus
No matter what happens, nor how long I live, those will always be correct. But, they alone don’t make me who I am.
Therefore, my “core” must be found by other manners in which I identify.
- 60-year old
- Resident of Eureka, California
- American Citizen
These descriptions, while accurate, are more fluid than the first set.
I mean, we know for a fact that I can only identify as a “60-year-old” for this year; but do I change who I am if I change my marital status, residence, or even my gender? I think we’d all agree, that I would still be me. [Read more…]