In Search of Identity
by Adam Pittman
Who are you? What constitutes your sense of self? What gives you purpose and meaning?
I have spent this past academic year thinking on these questions, and even before this year these questions were at the heart of seemingly every facet of my life.
We live, above all else, in a culture founded on tastes that define identity — music, fashion, literature, films, hobbies, food. It is as if we can craft people based on their likes and dislikes. The danger of this identity ...