Friday, December 16, 2016

Identity

At the heart of Humanism is identity. It emphasises the value and agency of individuals, and groups of people. It is empowering. It supports the idea of progress, and our ability to improve our lives. Who are you? How can you get better? The world is complicated, uncertain, and ambiguous. We need simplification tools. Nations simplify us and them. Money simplifies exchange so you can compare completely different, incomparable, things. Identity simplifies us so that we can focus on an area to improve. A story we can understand. A story we can tweak. Our value and agency doesn't lie in these stories that separate us. In our uniqueness. Value and agency lies in how we connect.


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