The Compelling Call of Identity

We humans use identity to organize our actions and beliefs to give meaning to our lives. We, like all living beings, live in networks of relationship. And like all living beings, we need to stay alert to what’s going on in our environment, what might require us to adapt and change.

Amid all the information available in our environment, which identity filter(s) do you use? Are you dedicated to popularity, to a role, to a cause, an ethic, a nation, an ethnicity? What identity gives meaning to your life?

While celebrity culture offers an escape from reality, there are two potent examples today of how identity can be ...

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