Through time, each individual would seek to match themselves, their traits and personality to someone else. Some would say that our identities are from our parents, a relative or from the ever-changing environment. However, are those personalities and traits are only there to form and create one, sole entity? Do all of us truly have a single identity?
"An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience" James Baldwin
Whenever a situation rise, the individual has the choice to take on a trait. They can become the identity of a coward, running away in fear of risks. On the contrary, they can be bold and confident to face their fears no matter the cost. After the person go through the experience, the action they take will shape them up their being. All of us will need to recognize that identity can always be a challenge, even if we may seem to know who we are. But even those qualities can be changed. All individuals can be fed by what life has to offer that can interest them to direct people into their own paths. I never felt that I am one, sole trait that I should abide to. Thus, I find it bland and unoriginal.
Would the child choose the identity of becoming a faithful person of forgiveness, a person who cannot handle what they have seen and thus, creating a shell, or perhaps a vicious person who is torn-apart, waiting to fight and have revenge? Why pick just one of those identities? With this in mind, I realize that a person can have identities that they never knew they had until someone points it out to them. As a result, the individual can realize that they have a mixture of personalities that are merged in them to make up their being. Some may find themselves on the brink of insanity and become lost as time goes on to accept their role. Which identity the person choose is up to them. However, will people deny the reality of themselves, whether good or bad and to take on a fake identity that is not them?
“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work,...