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A new theory about Identity

Updated on May 25, 2011

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A new theory about "Identity" to examin closely

Some people think that identity is complex, and hard to understand or even too difficult to define. Sometimes, it appears that searching for your identity is an endless struggle, and a long journey filled with many experiences. Each day, a door is opened, and a new face enters your mind to show how complicated is to know who you truly are. But in fact, identity is rather simple, and much less complicated than what people might think. Identity is a photo albums captured by your memory over the years. An identity is a volt of memories, a bundle of experiences, and a bag full of different sentimental images, and actions.

Identity: How can we define the word "Identity"...

A label, a cover, a frame, a nice title, a neon sign, a branch in a family tree , a representation. Some spend a life time searching for their identity. The simple way to know your identity is to look around you.... And to look at yourself too.

The moment you start asking: "Who am I?" In my world, when I create characters, I build each slowly like a building with adjectives, and names (the building blocks).

Dear readers, Identity is the Theme of your story, the story of your life since the day you're born. My theory doesn't require but a mirror. Your reflection will awake the needed memory. Try it!!! Go to the nearest mirror you have, and stand in front of it for a few seconds then look closely at yourself, your features, your face, your eyes, and your clothes. Those are some of the building blocks of your identity, and each feature you see is what makes your identity different (unique) from the others. They mark the difference, outline what you are, and define who you are.

Talk to yourself, and ask again the same question: "Who am I?' I'm sure that you'll get an answer or at least a clue of who you are. My dear readers, an identity is a combination, and bundle of small adjectives, and names gathered over the years.

In most cases, the past, and present represent some of the pieces of that big puzzle we call "identity". Let's not forget that Values, and background also play rather a significant role in forming or shaping your identity. Identity isn't just a face! Identity is also a behavior. I believe that Your environment as a child, and way of upbringing help in defining the kind, and shape of your identity.

John Dow can only be the one who is entitle to search for his identity. As we may all know, due to some accidents, some lose their memory (amnesia) or has a medical condition (I won't go in Alzheimer disease or old age issues). In that case, the individual loses the ability to recognize, and identity the fact of who he/she was. I'm only trying to make you realize that identity is pure simple until we complicate it ourselves. Identity is like values in many ways. Values are caught, and not taught. Same as Identity, as we grow older, our identity mature just like a tree, and grows with us. I'm not saying that identity changes, I'm indicating the fact of indirect collecting, adding voluntarily to your face. 

Gladys Karam

3Angels Power Film Production INC


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      7 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario

      Thank you Mr. Reynold Jay for your comment, support, and for being a friend. I'm happy that you enjoyed my theory about"Identity". Thanks again for taking the time to read, and comment. I truly appreciate a good feedback..

      3Angels Power Film Production INC

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      A nice thought essay. Looks like an original concept to me! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ


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