Thursday, March 15, 2018

Identity v Context

There is a big difference between being something, and feeling something. The things we are, are permanent. I am angry, is different from, I am feeling angry. Similarly, I am very wary of Identity Politics. People are natural essentialists. Believing there is something at our core that makes us who we are. That makes us different. In part, that is true. The thing that makes us different from each other is our unique story. That story evolves. Our story is context dependent. Understanding someone's story helps us to see them. But we aren't our story. Our story can change. Our stories overlap. Context can change. Context learns. I can work with Context Politics. Seeing people. Identity Politics can pass on by. If we breathe.

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