If someone were to ask you, “Who are you?”, you’d probably answer with your name and occupation. But that’s not the whole story, is it?
Much of our identity is tied up in how we allow other people to define it. Parents inform our initial concepts of self, followed by friends and community, and finally our accomplishments. Or at least the value others place on them.
The trouble is, once we accept our identity, most do little to change it. Whether from fear of rejection or change, we get comfortable and settle for less than our true selves.