What is an identity? Do you create your own identity or is it created for you?
Identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is a process that you must be active in creating.
What is an identity? Identity is something everyone creates by themselves. Over time people develop and define their identity. Everyone has their own identity and are unique in their own way. Men create it. One can have a good or a bad identity it is dependent on us and what path we choose. Everyone in this world is in charge of their own identity. No one can change it. It is your own identity and you discover it.
Over the years I have found out different things about my identity. Living in different countries and cultures puts a test on my identity, I was comfortable in Luxembourg and thought I knew my identity. However, when I heard I had to move to Switzerland it is a whole adjustment although it is just 500 kilometers away. New people, different cultures and different traditions is what I had to adjust to. Over time in Switzerland my identity has been changing, it is still changing right now. My identity changes every day. Everyday I find a new puzzle out about my life.
One of the biggest issues my generation is facing currently is we are scared of showing our identity. We act differently around others to try and be ‘cool’. We should all be proud of who we are. No one should put others down or make others change their identity. At ISZl we are encouraged to have our own identity and compose our own identity. Many of us are afraid to let our true colors show, even if we are encouraged to. PDW is a week where we discover our true identity and develop our identity as well as our peers identity’s. Spend the time wisely and dig deeply. It is a learning experiment for everyone. Instead of learning about history, numbers or language we are learning about ourselves, which is equally important and will bring us extremely far in life. Through trying new and/or scary things, I will discover more about myself. I will never know if I am good at something, which I have never done before if I always try the same things. Everyday everyone should try to do something new whether it is a new food, new sport or it is doing daily routines differently. We should all vary our days; if we always do the same things, we will never know our true identity and our life will all become very dull.
“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” – as said by William Shakespeare.
I have one thing to say and it is people’s choice whether they decide to follow it. Today, take some time and try something new, do something different.
Humans of New York – Vignette
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