Who are You? Who am I? And the Problem of Identity Optics

We desperately act in ways that are less and less driven by our real values, and that are increasingly driven by our need to be valued. Maybe that anxious, phrenetic energy undermines our ability to stop, reflect, and think. Maybe the best way that we can do to functionally manage is to seek refuge in the comfort of categorical simplicity and binaries: of dramatic hero-villain narratives. 

“Schizophrenia as a Paradigm Case for Understanding Fundamental Human Processes” (J. Jenkins, 2003)

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Post MetaIdentity

Identity, like infinity, is not an object or idea that can be quantified or captured (even built objects are not entirely defined according to Heisenberg), but rather a concept of potentiality that eludes definition because “it” is continuously changing. Perhaps our individual differences appear to distinguish us on the surface, but the pattern that we …

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